Brazil is trying to get rid of government-owned businesses, according to financial and infrastructure expert Filipe Montoro Jens. In April 2017, President Temer and the Ministry of the Environment put out bids to privatize deforestation projects. Those projects, along with more than 1,500 other economic privatization projects, will help the country shake-off the two-and-a-half-year-old recession, according to President Michel Temer.
The Ministry of the Environment invitation was only an eight-day invitation, according to Filipe Montoro Jens. The Cerrado region in the Amazon has the highest deforestation rate in Brazil. Temer wants to stop the assault on the land that indigenous tribes call home. The company that wins the bid will also play a role in reducing carbon emissions. Brazil is part of the Paris Climate Accord. Temer wants to keep that 2015 commitment, according to Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens.
Filipe Montoro Jens has an impressive resume. He is the Director of Santo Antonio Energia, and the CEO of Energizer Captacao S.A. as well as the former Chairman of the Board of Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal. Jens is a prominent figure on the speaking circuit. His speech at the World Economic Forum gave him international exposure. Mr. Jens has a postgraduate degree in international management. His business administration undergraduate degree from Fundao Getito Vargas (FGV) gave him the tools to address some of the economic challenges facing Brazilian businesses.
One of Jens current projects is to make sure the National Privatization Program continues to attract foreign investors. President Temer wants to privatize the energy, sanitation, infrastructure and technology sectors of the economy. Jens is playing a role in that endeavor.
President Temer is doing his part in the privatization program. He went to China at the beginning of September to sign bilateral agreements that will impact infrastructure, health, technology, and cultural projects, according to Mr. Jens.