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The privatization process in Brazil has been gradual and consistent since the late 1980s. The process was necessitated by the inability of the state to run most sectors of the country’s economy due to huge financial debts. Among the most knowledgeable people regarding Brazil’s privatization is Felipe Montoro Jens.

The Privatization Process

According to Felipe Montoro Jens, and in reference to research conducted by the National Confederation of Industry (NCI), privatization in Brazil unlocked a lot of investment potential that the state could not maximally utilize. He notes that the state was doing well between 1930 and 1980 regarding setting up and running state-owned institutions until the wind of economic reforms intensified in the country. From the late 90s and going into the early 1990s, the government came up with the National Privatization Program that oversaw the transition of state-controlled corporations to private entities.

Aeronautical and petrochemical industries were the first to be privatized. What followed was the Concession Law of 1995 that made it possible for the government to privatize telecommunication, transport, and electricity sectors in the country. Montoro explains that the same law legalized the sale of state banks.

Felipe Montoro Jens explained that the Private Partnership Act (PPPs) was enacted and it opened the gates for more privatization. This development led to the creation of the National Telecommunication Agency, which took over from the Ministry of Communication. What then followed was the creation of the General Concession Plan in 2008 and three years later, the General Plan for the Universalization of Fixed Telephone Service in 2011.

About Montoro

Being the chairman of Concessionária do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal S.A., Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens has a lot of experience in the Brazilian economic sector. Before he took up his current job, Jens worked for Concesionaria Trasvase Olmos S.A. and Braskem S.A.

Felipe Montoro is based in Rio de Janeiro. In his late 40s now, he has attachments with six different sectors of the Brazilian economy, either as an executive or as a board member.


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Robert Ivy earned his Masters of Architecture from Tulane University and his BA in English from The University of the South. Before he began working with the AIA, Robert was Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record magazine and Vice President & Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. In 1998 he was honored with the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence, in recognition for advancing the growth of the world’s most widely read journal of architecture.

Under his editorial leadership, Architectural Record was honored in several publishing industry awards. Among these were the premier magazine journalism award and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence. In 2009, Ivy was honored with the Crain Award, the highest individual recognition award the American Business Media bestows on anyone.

In March 2010, he was voted “Master Architect” by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi, for his outstanding work in communicating the value of design. This designation has been awarded to only seven iconic architects in its 100-year history.

Robert Ivy currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. In his role as CEO, Robert has fortified the Association by way of public outreach, advocacy, and education initiatives. This has helped its members to render improved services to both clients and communities.

Robert Ivy has led the AIA since 2011 towards its goal of transforming in order to meet the needs of the twenty-first century architecture profession. He has positioned the AIA to become a more proactive, influential, and responsive, organization. In addition, Robert Ivy has made great strides in advancing the goal of the AIA to heighten public awareness of the services and importance of architects.

One of the accomplishments he is known for has been that of streamlining AIA governance to enhance decision-making. He also built the first digital technology infrastructure and launched a highly acknowledged campaign promoting public awareness. In addition, Robert has focused on shifting AIA resources to help architects prepare for their role in addressing the contemporary issues of sustainability, climate change, and the impact of architectural design on public health.

Find more about Robert Ivy: https://www.aiaaustin.org/content/honorary-dinner-robert-ivy-faia

George Soros is a man of many talents who has a deep and complex history of working toward his dreams, goals, and life ambitions. Soros is something of a folk legend among liberals and progressives around the world. He’s steady in his pursuit of democracy and transparency in the government as well as a staunch advocate of both social justice and artistic freedom. Among the conservative crowd George Soros is one of the biggest threats there is. Of course, Soros would just consider himself to be a guy trying to work the best way that he can. In 2016 we saw George Soros re-emerge to the front of the public spotlight, drawing praise from the left and worry from the right.

The election campaign of Donald Trump was, without hyperbole, one of the most surprising moments in political history. The fact that Trump managed to turn his campaign of hate and repression into a successful election run is something that will be studied in poly-science classes for years and years to come. In any event, Trump’s success was the trigger to return George Soros to the public spotlight. George Soros is a staunch advocate for a border free world where everyone, everywhere, has the same rights and freedoms as their neighbors. Donald Trump led his campaign around the desire to build a wall. The two men are so ideologically different that one inspired the other to return to politics and try to make a difference. Follow George Soros on Twitter.

Soros’ return to politics served as a major boon to the Democratic party and the progressive movement. There aren’t very many billionaires in the world and there are even fewer that are willing to work against their own self-interest in order to support progressive goals of equality and campaign finance reform. Soros is one of the few who has worked tirelessly in order to make a difference in the life of the every-man. George Soros has largely done this by funding democratic nominees, like the $25 million he put into the 2016 campaign, as well as pushing the work of his philanthropic foundation: the Open Society Foundations. OSF has spent more than $12 billion in donations to worthy causes all around the world over the years. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com

While Donald Trump and other right wing millionaires coalesce around their cult of worship for money, Soros advocates for something else entirely. Soros, despite his background in finances, has begun to push back against the unending pursuit of capitalism. George Soros bases much of his philosophical outlook on the works of Karl Popper and Henri Bergson who both believe in an ‘open society’. The idea of a life of equality does not mesh with capitalism and that is the driving point of Soros’ approach.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-soros/

Tony Petrello is the Chairman, CEO, and President of Nabors Industries Limited. The company is one of the leading natural gas and geothermal drilling contractors, and it is currently based in Hamilton. Nabors Industries operates in the Middle East, United States, and Africa. The company has more than 500 active rigs in 25 countries. As the CEO, Mr. Tony has played the critical role in the development of Nabors since its establishment in 1968. Nabors Industries was founded as Anglo Energy Limited. It performs both onshore and offshore well-servicing, and has more than 29 marine containers for offshore oil operations.

Mr. Tony Petrello attended Harvard University, from where he received his J.D. degree. He is also an alumnus of Yale University, from where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Mathematics. After completing his studies, Tony Petrello started his career as an attorney with Baker & McKenzie Law Firm. He was a specialist in corporate taxes. He later became the Managing Partner of the same firm in 1986. Mr. Petrello is not a Texas roughneck, but he managed to join Nabors Industries in 1991 as a COO (Chief Operating Officer). He worked very hard and became the President of the firm in 1992. In 2012, Petrello was appointed as the Chairman of BNI (Board of Nabors Industries). He also works as the Executive Director of Hilcorp Energy Company and Stewart & Stevenson Company.

Tony Petrello is one of the best paid Chief Executive Officers in the United States of America. He receives $1,580,077 as a monthly salary and $7,727,000 as bonus. All of these are part of FY 2015 compensation, for which he received a total amount of $27,512,939. Besides being prominent executive, Mr. Tony is an active philanthropist.

Through TCH (Texas Children’s Hospital), Petrello has been advocating for clinical and research programs that address the requirements of kids with neurological conditions.

About Tony Petrello: http://fuelfix.com/blog/tag/anthony-petrello/

USHEALTH Group Inc is a leading life and health insurance firm that aims at providing solutions for families, individuals, and companies in the United States of America.



Troy McQuagge serves as the Chief Executive Officer of USHEALTH Group, Inc. The One Planet Awards honored Troy by naming him the Gold Winner for CEO of the Year Award. One Planet Awards is a well-known premier award that honors Chief Executive Officers who display good business ethics and professional excellence in their line of business worldwide.


In 1982, USHEALTH Group Inc was incorporated to offer high-quality insurance coverage which includes Disability Income Insurance, Dental Coverage, Critical Illness Life, Income Protection Solutions, Accident Insurance, Sickness Insurance and much more.The vision of the company is to offer premier coverage for health insurance and deliver exceptional services to customers in America. The firm considers itself to be the company of choice in the insurance industry for all their employees, customers, agents as well as key stakeholders.


Through its subsidiaries, USHEALTH Group Inc is able to sell and underwrite supplementary products and insurance health plans for individuals who are self-employed in addition to business owners within the United States. This insurance company sells its insurance products with the help of agents. In March 2005, USHEALTH Group Inc changed its name from Ascent Assurance Inc.


USHEALTH Group Location

USHEALTH Group Inc is situated in Fort Worth, Texas where operations are done from the headquarters. USHEALTH Group, through its subsidiaries of National Foundation Life Insurance and Freedom Life Insurance Company of America, offers innovative insurance policies to families, individuals, employees and small business owners. USHEALTH Group has managed to serve over 15 million customers through its insurance companies which cater for customers with individually tailored plans and learn more about Troy.


USHEALTH Group Family Insurance

USHEALTH Group Family considers the fact that every customer has different needs when it comes to the Sickness/Specified Disease and Accident coverage. USHEALTH Group Family believes that the clients should have options, therefore, they have a broad range of insurance coverage packages to take care of the customer’s choice.


USHEALTH Group has designed innovative products through the USHEALTH Group family to be able to address the customers’ need for affordability, reliability, and flexibility when selecting their insurance coverage. For example, customers with limited budgets or those who want to satisfy a particular annual deductible before they receive insurance benefits can access the innovative products that provide first-dollar benefits for the services covered across the board. These plans are more comprehensive and affordable to provide assurance and first dollar protection, something that other insurance companies do not offer and more information click here.


USHEALTH Group Inc differentiates itself from other insurance companies in the market by maintaining a long-term relationship with the new and existing customers and his Twitter.


Arthur Becker graduated from Bennington college in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is also a graduate of the Amos Tuck Graduate School Of Business – Dartmouth. In 1988 he was hired by Bear Stearns, Inc. and worked in the company’s client services division. He has had considerable success in the investing and technology industries which led to his amassing a fortune and entering the field of luxury residential property development in the city of New York.

In 1991, while still employed at Bear Stearns, Arthur Becker and golfing legend Arnold Palmer led a proxy fight against the management team and Board of Directors of ProGroup, Inc. Progroup managed a number of brands including Arnold Palmer’s, Duckster, and HotZ. Arthur took over as Chairman of the Board and then sold the company in 1994.

In the technology industry, Becker founded Bnox, Inc. and led the company as its President. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of NaviSite, another technology company, for eight years and was also the CEO and Chairman of the digital magazine provider Zinio.

In the field of investing, Arthur Becker founded a financial advice company, Advance Partners, LLC, in 1998. His huge success leading this company led to him founding another financial industry company, Atlantic Investors, which he led as CEO for eight years. At Atlantic Investors, he purchased a number of companies in the technology industry, including NaviSite. Click here to know more.

In 2011, Arthur Becker founded Madison Partners, LLC. As the Managing Member of the company, he invests in technology and New York real estate. He has over $500 million invested in high-end condominiums around the city, including in the coveted areas of Tribeca and Soho. He lives in a condominium he bought in Soho, alongside two other he owns and leases out. Each of the homes is 6,500 square feet and feature the height of luxury throughout their designs and furnishings. In early 2017, Becker bought his Tribeca property and plans to build a condominium with seven single units and a penthouse that will be twice the size of the others. Once completed, it’s estimated the property will be worth $53 million.

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