One of the first things Michel Temer did when he took over as president of Brazil was to contact the Chinese. China and Brazil have a close relationship. But that relationship hit a bump in the foreign relations road when the Chinese didn’t support Brazil as much as they could have during the Brazil’s monumental recession. Many of the infrastructure projects in Brazil didn’t materialize, and the quest to privatize several sectors of the economy didn’t happen either.
President Temer is a veteran politician, so the first thing he did was reach out to other countries and explain his plans to complete the 1,500 infrastructure projects that are hanging in limbo, thanks to the ouster of former President Dilma Rousseff. Temer also knows he has to privatize government-controlled businesses to attract foreign investors, and he is doing that, according to Brazilian financial and infrastructure expert Filipe Montoro Jens.
Filipe Montoro Jens is no stranger when it comes to solving infrastructure and financial issues. His professional track record is impressive by anyone’s standards. Jens is the Chief Executive Officer of Energizer Captacao S.A., and he is the Director of Santo Antonio Energia. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal. Mr. Jens was able to speak at the World Economic Forum because of his financial and economic background.
Mr. Jens has a BA degree from Fundao Getito Vargas (FGV), and a postgraduate degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Economics. Jens is playing a pivotal role in attracting foreign investors to the technology, sanitation, infrastructure and energy sectors of the economy. Thanks to his speaking talents, Jens is able to explain complex issues in simple terms. He helps investors understand Brazil. The country is not like the old Brazil in terms of the government controlling vital economic producing industries.