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SDM - Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Madeira, S.A.
 
 

SDM - Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Madeira, S.A.

is responsible, on behalf of the Regional Government of Madeira, for the management, administration and promotion of the International Business Centre of Madeira (IBC). These responsibilities include the construction of the infrastructure in the Industrial Free Trade Zone of Madeira and the promotion of MAR – Madeira’s International Shipping Register.
 

Origins


S.D.M. was created in 1984 by public and private investors and has, since the beginning, cooperated with the Regional and National Government on the terms and conditions of the creation and development of the IBCM. In 1987, S.D.M. was granted the public concession of the Free Trade Zone of Madeira or International Business Centre of Madeira, for a period of 30 years.
 

Responsabilities


As part of its responsibilities, S.D.M. receives and issues, in articulation with the Regional Government, the licences for companies to operate within Madeira's IBC. In addition, it collects the registration and annual licence fees that are due to the Autonomous Region of Madeira by companies licensed and by ships registered. Although these fees are collected by S.D.M., they are in fact public revenue.
 
Other operational, commercial and regulatory aspects, such as the constant changes in the markets, the permanent international competition for the attraction of foreign investment, the internal guidelines and the directives adopted by the European Union, are also subject to S.D.M.’s full attention, which in full cooperation with the Regional, National and European authorities, seek to efficiently develop Madeira's IBC and fulfil its objectives as a programme of economic regional development.
 

Activities

 
At the operational level, S.D.M. works closely with corporate service providers who, in turn, provide all the support foreign investors need in order to adequately set up and manage their companies in Madeira. Recognised service providers, the so-called “Management Companies”, are included in the list provided in the “Supporting Services" section.
 

Our Mission

To contribute for the development, modernization and internationalization of Madeira and its economy, through the International Business Centre of Madeira as the most efficient tool for the attraction of foreign investment into our Region.

 

Our Values

  • Professionalism
  • Proactivity
  • Internationalization
  • Transparency 

 

Our Team

Presently, S.D.M. has a team of 30 professionals working in the Madeira offices. Outside of Portugal, an efficient network of Correspondents covers the main international markets, enabling S.D.M. to better understand the specificities and particular needs of such markets and providing potential investors and consultants with a local personal contact.



SDM's Team*



  • Executive Directors


Francisco Costa - Chairman and CEO (view CV )
José António Câmara - Executive Director

  • Board's Office


Luisa Gomes - Senior Assistant
Carlos Rodrigues Santos - Marketing and Commercial Adviser
Leonel Silva - Technical Adviser 
Rui Jervis - Economic Adviser

  • Executive Board


Roy Garibaldi - Executive Senior Manager 
Filipe Manso Teixeira - Executive Senior Manager

  • Commercial Department


Nuno Teixeira - Senior Manager 
Francisco Soares - Manager 
Rafael Oliveira - Manager 
Isabel Sousa - Assistant
Marco Freitas - Assistant 

  • Administrative Department


José Elias Gomes - Executive Senior Manager
Marina Pimenta - Manager 
Lina Freitas - Assistant

  • Finance Department


Joaquim Rodrigues - Executive Senior Manager
Fernando Ramos - Assistant
Sofia Camacho - Assistant

  • Industrial Free Trade Zone


André Nunes Silva - Senior Manager
Paulo Teixeira - Manager
João Nelson Sousa - Manager
Lígia Ramos - Assistant
Gabriel Telo - Assistant
 


* Note: excluding administrative personnel

 
 
 
 
 

Highlights


S.D.M. was created in 1984 by public and private investors.

In 1987, S.D.M. was granted the public concession of the Free Trade Zone of Madeira, for a period of 30 years.

S.D.M. receives and issues, in articulation with the Regional Government, the licenses for companies to operate within the Madeira's IBC.

S.D.M. has a team of 30 professionals working in the Madeira offices.

An efficient network of SDM's Correspondents covers the main international markets.
 
 

Contacts

 
S.D.M. - Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Madeira, S.A.
S.D.M. Building, Rua da Mouraria 9, 1st floor
9000-047 Funchal
Madeira
Portugal


Tel.: 351-291-201333
Fax: 351-291-201399

E-mail: sdm@sdm.pt
 
     
 
 
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