Brazil’s infrastructure has a long history of being run primarily by government programs. This changed in the 1980’s because of a debt crisis in the economy which occurred externally.
Infrastructure expert Filipe Montoro Jens explains this by saying that the privatization process started as a reaction to the debt crisis, and culminated in the National Privatization Program in April of 1990. This represented the countries intention to fully embrace working with private companies to set up infrastructure. The country was then going through an economic reform, and government policy was to help state run sectors such as petrochemicals, aeronautical industries, and the steel sector transition to being privately run rather than state run.
In addition, the economic reform pushed through policies which privatized banking, sanitation, transportation and other industries which had long been in the hands of the state. This economic reform resulted in a long process of changing companies over from state run to privately run.
Filipe Montoro Jens is known as an infrastructure expert due to his long history of studying business and systems. Montoro Jens studied at the Getulio Vargas undergraduate program, and then went on to receive his masters from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has been called upon by the country of Brazil to help the people understand the systems that the country has in place on a large scale view, rather than from within a certain industry.
From a wide perspective, Montoro Jens is able to see the changes that are occurring and help steer the government and private companies towards positive resolutions and partnerships. Montoro Jens writes extensively on the subject of city, state, and country wide infrastructure. His background in business and management serves him as he understands and can expound upon the ways that businesses can collaborate with state-run programs.