Felipe Montoro Jens: Towards Greater Understanding of PPPs in Brazil

Within the Brazilian financial sector, Felipe Montoro Jens is known as an authority on infrastructure development specialist with an excellent track record of corporate leadership. As an authority on infrastructure, experienced corporate leader and financial services expert, he regularly provides insightful commentaries on various development issues in the country. One such issue is the privatization of various public infrastructures through concessions and public-private partnerships (PPPs). In his researched commentary, Felipe Montoro Jens points out that despite being legalized in 1990 under the provisions of the National Privatization Program, such privatizations began in the 1980s. Buoyed by the initial successes of concessions and privatizations, the government and private sector entered in more pacts that saw the privatization of numerous industries and state-owned enterprises including telecommunication, steel, and aeronautical industries.


The increase in the number of concessions and privatization deals signed between the public and private sectors was also facilitated by the passing of facilitative policies. According to Felipe Montoro Lens, the formation of National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES) has helped the government and the private sector to fast-track the progress of various projects initiated under concessions and PPPs. The organization brings together private and public sector players with the view of developing project financing and development framework. BNDES is responsible for developing policy guidelines for monitoring the quality of projects developed under a PPP.

Professional and Education Profile

Felipe Montoro Jens is an experienced corporate leader who has held numerous high- profile positions in Brazil’s corporate sector. In addition to serving as the chairman of Odebrecht Infra EstruturaLogisticas SA, Mr. Jens also serves on the board of several subsidiaries of Odebrecht Group as a director. He is also the vice chairman of Odeprev-Odebrecht Previdencia SA. A Master’s degree holder in international management holder, Felipe Montoro Jens also serves as a principal at various financial management companies including H2olmos. He also studied kinesiology, health promotion, History, Spanish and business management in various Brazilian and American learning institutions.

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