Meet Cirlene, a dance-loving Regulatory Affairs Associate who digs into legal systems, sharing her extensive knowledge with colleagues and customers. Her expertise lays the foundation for compliance within Pagero solutions and opens new markets for our customers. Originally from Brazil, she now lives in Gothenburg and can offer valuable insights into what it’s like to move to Sweden.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you ended up in Sweden?
Sure! I came here because I met a tall, blue-eyed Swedish guy in Brazil, and we started dating. Six years later, I moved here. In Brazil, I worked in Quality Assurance in the automotive industry. I hold one Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and two MBAs in Quality & Productivity and Strategic Business Administration.
What’s your role at Pagero?
I work in Regulatory Affairs, mainly with compliance. This means I research legislation and CTC mandates to understand how they work in various countries. I then inform the company about them, so that we can make sure all invoices sent through Pagero comply with respective regulations. Part of my job is also keeping our customers updated about what’s going on in terms of mandates and such things – perhaps more than making them compliant, keeping them compliant.
What’s a typical day at work like?
I usually write compliance updates and alerts. Everyone in the team is responsible for specific countries, but since all of us need to know about all countries, we share information internally. Additionally, I prepare and hold webinars and presentations, and answer questions from our internal customers (other departments at Pagero) about e-invoicing, CTC mandates and pertinent legislation.
Do you have any hobbies that you are passionate about in your free time?
I love dancing, and I used to dance a lot of salsa, bachata, sertanejo, zumba, forró, and samba. When I moved here, I joined the local samba company. Unfortunately, my schedule hasn’t allowed me to dance that much lately. In Brazil the traditional music and dances are very much a living tradition, everyone knows them and participates.