In order to boost investment in infrastructure and bring about economic prosperity in Brazil, the Federal government has established the PPI and is granting 57 projects to private sectors. According to business consultant and Infrastructure specialist, Felipe Montoro Jens, the auction for more than half of these projects is scheduled to take place at the end of next year and involves an investment of a whopping R $44 billion provided by the Program of Partnerships and Investments in 22 sectors. Some of the projects to be auctioned include Congonhas airport in São Paulo, Infraero’s stake in the airports of Brasilia, Confis, and Galeão.
The government has also announced the privatization of famous state-owned companies like Mint – passport and money manufacturing company – Casemg, Docks of Espírito Santo, and Ceasaminas. The auction of these companies will occur at the end of 2018. Moreover, highway BR-153, in the stretch between Anápolis (GO) and Aliança (TO) is also on the Federal government’s concession list.
Felipe Montoro Jens, born in September 1970, obtained his graduate degree from the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. In addition, he also has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and History. Before being appointed as Chairman of the board at Concessionaire do Centro Administrative do Distrito Federal S.A, Felipe Montoro Jens has also served as Director in numerous companies like Braskem S.A and Santo Antonio Energia. His area of expertise includes project development, auditing, and structured finance. Mr. Jens was also invited as a guest speaker at the World Economic Forum that was held in Latin America.
Felipe Montoro Jens, who is acknowledged for his management skills and leadership qualities in fields like project management and corporate finance, is also an environmental enthusiast and seeks the reduction of water loss through Public-Private collaborations.He believes that water wastage leads to financial losses and that this partnership is key to reducing health and transportation problems, which occur due to structural deficits.