Cláudia Vasconcelos

Head of Business Development

Cláudia is in charge of Business Development at NEWCO. She joined the company in 2013, after spending several years working to attract foreign investment to Portugal, firstly at the United States Embassy in Lisbon and later at the SDM-Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Madeira, concessionaire of the International Business Centre of Madeira.

Cláudia has a degree in International Relations from the Technical University of Lisbon, having subsequently completed a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Service Marketing, both at the Catholic University of Portugal. Further, she has completed several training courses in taxation, including a postgraduate degree specialising in international taxation at the Catholic University of Portugal. Claudia’s native language is Portuguese, but she also speaks English and French, and basic Italian, Spanish and German.

Erica Said

Company Secretary / Corporate in Malta

Erica read for the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology (Hons) degree at the University of Malta and obtained her degree in 2014. Following her graduation, she was introduced to the financial services sector where she began solidifying her expertise in company law and company administration.

At NEWCO, she is now responsible for the company in Malta and deals daily with clients from a business perspective, serving a diverse portfolio. Erica also acts as Company Secretary for the NEWCO group of companies and also for a number of clients and leads a team whose main responsibilities include managing a number of client portfolios and assisting them in their respective day to day needs, included amongst others, the preparation of various corporate documentation for incorporations and annual maintenance of the respective Companies.

João Raínho


João has a degree in Management from the University of Madeira and has a post-graduate degree in Marketing & Business Technologies at IPAM - Instituto Português de Administração de Marketing, in Lisbon.

He works mainly as a copywriter and social media manager at NEWCO. He worked briefly as an accounting assistant before joining NEWCO in 2021.

João's native language is Portuguese, and he is also fluent in English.

Sofia Braga

Client Manager

Sofia joined the NEWCO team in 1996 after completing her Bachelor's Degree in International Relations at the Lusíada University in Lisbon. She attended a post-graduation course in taxation, has a diploma in Training of Trainers, a training in Quality Certification and training in the area of Local Accommodation.

She is in charge of client management, monitoring and implementing all of the daily activities requested by the clients, in addition to providing liaison and brokerage services relating to the opening of bank accounts. Sofia’s native language is Portuguese, but she also speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and Italian.

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