About SDM

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.

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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
João Machado - Executive Director

  • Board's Office
Luisa Gomes - Senior Assistant
Carlos Rodrigues Santos - Marketing and Commercial Adviser
linkedinLeonel Silva - Technical Adviser
Rui Jervis - Economic Adviser

  • Executive Board
linkedinRoy Garibaldi - Executive Senior Manager
Filipe Manso Teixeira - Executive Senior Manager

  • Commercial Department
linkedinNuno Teixeira - Senior Manager
linkedinRafael Oliveira - Manager
linkedinIsabel Sousa - Assistant
linkedinMarco Freitas - Assistant

  • Administrative Department
José Elias Gomes - Executive Senior Manager
linkedinMarina Pimenta - Manager
Lina Freitas - Assistant

  • Finance Department
Joaquim Rodrigues - Executive Senior Manager
Alexandre Gonçalves - Senior Manager
Sofia Camacho - Assistant

  • Industrial Free Trade Zone
André Nunes Silva - Senior Manager
Paulo Teixeira - Manager
Victor Araújo - Assistant
Gabriel Telo - Assistant

* Note: excluding administrative personnel

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