Patrícia Vasconcelos

Head of Compliance

Patrícia is in charge of the Compliance Department at NEWCO.

She has a degree in Law from the University of Coimbra, and over the years has complemented her training with several postgraduate degrees related to her areas of practice, namely in Economic and European Criminal Law, Consumer Law, Taxation and Accounting and Finance for Legal Experts. She also completed a specialisation course in Compliance and Criminal Law at the Institute of Economic and European Criminal Law (IDPEE) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra in 2018 and obtained an International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering from the International Compliance Association (ICA) in 2022, consolidating her professional experience in this area.

She has been a member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1999 and has worked as a lawyer since 2001. Prior to joining NEWCO in 2014, Patricia held senior management positions at the Bar and integrated a safety and crew management department into an international shipping company.  Patricia’s native language is Portuguese, but she is also proficient in English and speaks basic Italian, French and Spanish.

Carla Abreu

Compliance Assistant

Carla has worked at NEWCO since 2002 and joined the Compliance department in 2022, assisting in the organization, preparation and filing of documentation. Previously she was part of the Accounting department, assisting in the organization and preparation of accounting documentation for companies in the International Business Center of Madeira (IBCM).
She has a degree in secretarial studies and accounting.

Luísa Camacho

Compliance Administrator

Luísa joined NEWCO's compliance department in 2017, after spending several years as Head of Administrative Services at a pharmaceutical company in the International Business Centre of Madeira. She has a degree in Management from the University of Madeira and a postgraduate degree in Management and Performance Control from the INDEG-ISCTE Executive Education University.

In 2022, Luísa obtained the Advanced Certificate in Practical Customer Due Diligence awarded by the International Compliance Association, consolidating her professional experience in this area.

In addition to her native language, Portuguese, Luísa is fluent in English and Italian.

Margarida Dória

Compliance Administrator

Margarida has a degree in Management and Tax Science from Instituto Estudos Superiores Financeiros e Fiscais and a degree in Social Sciences from Universidade Aberta.

She has a wide work experience: she worked for several years in a bank based in Madeira's IBC, she was coordinator of the booking department of a Brazilian company and was also responsible for the Madeira office of a Brazilian construction company.

Margarida is fluent in English.

Marlene Fernandes


Marlene joined NEWCO in 2017 and joined the Compliance Department in November 2021. She analyses Know Your Client (KYC) documentation, conducts research to build profiles, checks negative news, ascertains politically exposed person (PEP) status and the existence of restrictive measures.

Marlene attended secretarial and insurance technical courses in Madeira. In addition to her experience as an administrative assistant at NEWCO, she has worked in commerce, restaurants and hotels.

She is bilingual in Portuguese and Spanish and fluent in English.

Pedro Fernandes

Compliance Administrator

Pedro started working in the Financial Services industry in 2018. Initially, for a regulated company in Guernsey, UK, where he gained an interest in Compliance and where he had the opportunity to progress with a career in this area.

He completed the KYC & CDD certificate awarded by the International Compliance Association, and in mid 2019 became Senior Compliance Administrator. He subsequently worked for another UK company, holding the position of Senior Compliance Administrator and Processor.

In addition to his native language, Portuguese, Pedro is fluent in English.

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