The Mayor Of Porto Alegre Thinks Public-Private Partnerships Will Bring Brazil’s Financial Crisis To An End, According To Felipe Montoro Jens
Porto Alegre is one of the biggest cities in the South of Brazil. The city’s mayor, Nelson Marchezan Júnior, is doing something about the economic crisis. The recession put his city and other Brazilian cities on the road to financial ruin. In order to get his city moving again, Nelson Marchezan Júnior wants to expand the public-private partnership program, and he wants infrastructure specialist Felipe Montoro Jens to help him evaluate reports, discuss concession contracts, and approve the bidding process. Public-private partnerships are also on President Michel Temer’s list. But Temer is going one step beyond the public-private partnership. Temer wants to several sectors of the economy to go private.
Felipe Montoro Jens may not be a household name in the largest economy in Latin America, but when it comes to Brazilian infrastructure solutions, Jens is an expert. The 46-year-old business executive has an impressive resume. Jens graduated from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He has a bachelor degree in business administration. Mr. Jens also did graduate work at Arizona State University. He holds a master’s degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which is on the campus of Arizona State University.
Mr. Jens has extensive business experience. He was a financial auditor and business consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and he was an Enron international financial executive and an energy consultant for Terna, an Italian energy company.
Mayor Nelson Marchezan Júnior wants to bring his city into the 21st-century, and he needs more public services as well as more public power to do that. But in order to get things moving in the right direction, the mayor needs the support of the deputy mayor and other government officials. Felipe Montoro Jens knows how to gain that support as well as organize and supervise public projects.