While running for office Rio de Janeiro’s mayor Marcelo Crivella made improving education a key plank in his platform. With a target date of 2020, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is to make possible the building of 20,000 new nursery schools and twice that number of pre-schools.
Infant Education Units will be built, administered, and maintained by a private partner. Teachers and the schools’ lunch program will be overseen by Rio’s City Hall.
A key figure in the PPP is Felipe Montoro Jens a specialist in Projects Infrastructure. The PPP functions in accordance with Law No. 11,079 which was passed in December of 2004. Jens explains the measure as a means to deal with a shortage of public service resources.
Consultants for the project are from the International Finance Corporation (IFC). IFC’s services were retained for 2.3 million reals. The International Finance Corporation provides expertise and experience to enable its partners to surmount “…financial, operational, and political challenges. Read this article at odiario.com about Felipe Montoro Jens
Felipe Montoro Jens was educated at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and FundaçãoGetulio Vargas (FGV). He earned a Master of Business Administration from the former. Jens holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from FGV.
Felipe Montoro Jens is currently the CEO of Energizer Captacao SA. His expertise is in infrastructure, investment, and finance. Over his two-and-a-half decade career, the monies Jens has raised for infrastructure projects exceeds $1.5 billion US.
A crusader against wasteful spending by Brazil’s states Felipe Montoro Jens sees reckless spending by states as an issue that needs to be addressed immediately. He believes a separate Public-Private Partnership devoted to improving sanitation is a means to cut wasteful spending.