In late March 2018 an important meeting took place in Mendoza, Argentina. This was the Special Meeting of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank, or IDB. Dyogo Oliveira, the Minister of Planning, Development and Management, was there in order to make his defense of using more private investment in order to get infrastructure projects completed in his country, Brazil. He said that using private investment for infrastructure projects throughout Latin America was important and he talked about the importance of creating financial guarantees was necessary. On hand to report about this meeting was Felipe Montoro Jens who is considered one of Latin America’s top infrastructure projects experts.
Dyogo Oliveira made the proposition that his organization encourage studies that would look into what are the most efficient solutions in regards to managing risk when it comes to infrastructure projects using private investments. The finance minister of Argentina, Luis Caputo, agreed with Oliveira and said that the IDB should be encouraging private investors to work with Latin American governments to get projects built. Felipe Montoro Jens reported that another official, the Secretary of State for Economy and Business Support for Spain, said that Spanish investors were prioritizing Brazil as where they would partner with governments to complete public works projects. View ideamensch.com to know more.
Felipe Montoro Jens says that many Latin American nations are looking to build public works projects such as roads and sanitation. He says that it is necessary for these countries to build modern infrastructure so that they can take part in what has been called the Industry 4.0 revolution. Without modern infrastructure these countries will be left behind.
Felipe Montoro Jens is a graduate of the Getulio Vargas Foundation and has a degree in business. He also graduated from Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management. He returned to Sao Paulo, Brazil, and started working as a corporate executive. Among the corporations he has held a leadership position are PricewaterhouseCoopers, Enron, and Enel. He has been responsible for creating investments for the companies he has worked for with a specialty in public infrastructure projects. He now has 25 years of experience in this field.