PPP details, Felipe Montoro Jens

Felipe Montoro Jens, the infrastructure project specialist was able to get details on the plans of the Brazil government to invest R $ 44 billion into the economy in 2018. The Program for Partnerships and Investments, will be responsible for the distribution of the money and the project delegation. The Program for Partnerships and Investments (PPI) is the portion of the government who is responsible for building relationships with between the public and private sectors. The Program for Partnerships and Investments, builds public private relationships in an effort to create jobs, and maintain an optimal environment for economic growth and business development. Felipe Montoro Jens has learned the stimulus will include airport management, privatization of public companies, major road construction projects.

Felipe Montoro Jens, revealed the plans for Infrero to give up control on Brasilia, Confis (Belo Horizinte), Galeao (Rio de Janeiro), Guarulhos (Sao Paulo), Maceio (AL), Joao Pessoa (PB), Aracaju (SE), Juazeiro do Norte (CE), Campina (PB), Recife (PE), Varzea Grande (MT), Rondonopolis (MT), Alta Floresta (MT), Barra do Garcas (MT), Victoria (ES) and Macae (RJ) and pass these over to the private sector. Infaero currently own 49% of the stocks of each of the airport companies they manage.

According to Felipe Montoro Jens, the BR 153, the roads connecting Anapolis (GO) and Alianca (TO) and the BR 364 highway connecting Comodoro (MT) and Porto Velho (RO) are both up to be repaved as part if this project. In addition Felipe Montoro Jens learned port terminals Belem (PA), Vila do Conde (PA), Paranagua (PR) and Victoria (ES) are all going to be sold also.

Felipe Montoro Jens, also learned the Mint Ceasaminas, Casemg and Docks of Espirito Santo are all in the works to be sold over to the private sector. The Mint, the company that is responsible for the printing of currency, passports and other federal documents is being sold, in order to give the agency access to the superior technology that the private sector can provide.

Related: http://maringa.odiario.com/politica/2017/06/por-que-privatizar-segundo-estudo-da-cni-com-felipe-montoro-jens/2384962/

Shervin Pishevar Doesn’t Believe in Unicorns

As An investing firm and Virgin Hyperloop One continue their ascending trajectory, the co-founder, Shervin Pishevar, who has made a living of picking winners in regards to his investments in startup companies, continues his streak of making bold predictions. After a brief respite from the social media platform, Twitter, Shervin Pishevar returned with a vengeance – delivering predictions on a number of economic circumstances that, if correct, will have a profound effect on the future of the United States’ economy.

The predictions came in the form of a “tweetstorm” that consisted of 50 posts, delivered over the course of a 24-hour period, and as soon as they were sent, the business world began taking heed. Of the tweets, a few of the standout posts consisted of a bleak prediction for the stock market, the eventual fall of the five US unicorns, the failing infrastructure of America, and the lack of innovation coming out of Silicon Valley.

According to Shervin Pishevar, the stock market is due to take a 6000 point plunge in the upcoming months, which came as a shock to many, as, in spite of the market’s recent struggles, 2017 proved to be a very prosperous time. The gains accrued in 2017 garnered the market significant favor in the eyes of many prominent businessmen, including the “Cheerleader-in-Chief,” President Donald Trump. As if on cue, the Dow Jones nosedived by 1000 points, 500 of those points dropping in under one hour. When discussing unicorns such as Amazon and Google, Shervin Pishevar expressed disapproval regarding the nature of their operation, due in part to their constant acquisitions, which have stymied upstarts, as well as their growing power, which is such that, they’ve begun influencing nation-states.

In Shervin Pishevar’s estimation, this immense amount of power will eventually bring about their ruin and they will fail, stating that “giants built on monopoly frameworks will fail. As they should.” The failing infrastructure of the United States is also an area of much concern, as, when compared to a number of rising powers around the world, is lacking significantly in regards to condition, as well as innovation.

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Banco Bradesco New President Octavio Lazari Knows How To Keep The Bank Profitable

Brazil’s economy grew by one percent in 2017. The official inflation rate is still 12 percent, but the Temer government is trying to bring that rate down by lowering interest rates and offering new programs. But Temer has his own set of issues. Most Brazilians are not happy with Temer. Their choice for president is ex-president Lulu. But Lulu can’t run for president because he broke the law, so the next president of the country is still a mystery.

But Banco Bradesco, the nation’s second-biggest bank doesn’t have those leadership issues. The current CEO, Luis Carlos Trabuco, is moving into the chairman’s office, and Octavio Lazari will be the bank’s CEO when his nomination gets the green light from shareholders on March 12th. Lazari is a member of Trabuco’s executive team. He is the current vice-president of the bank’s insurance division, Banco Seguros. Lazari is a long-term Bradesco employee, but his insurance assignment is a little over a year old. At 54, Lazari is the right age to be the domestic and international face of the bank. His past accomplishments in terms of generating profit make him a well-rounded executive in the eyes of the Board of Directors according to meioemensagem.com.br. The former Chairman of the Board, Lázaro de Mello Brandão likes Lazari’s banking style because it fits Bradesco’s management model. Luiz Carlos Trabuco and Lázaro de Mello Brandão are the men who privately campaigned for Lazari because Lazari knows what Trabuco wants to accomplish as Chairman of the Board.

Read more: Conselho do Bradesco escolhe Octavio de Lazari Junior para substituir Trabuco como presidente

Luiz Carlos Trabuco is the banker most Brazilians recognize because of his push to give bank customers more Internet and mobile banking services. Trabuco is also the man who put the 2015 HSBC acquisition together. Bringing Brazil’s HSBC operation into the Bradesco family made the bank a domestic banking powerhouse. The bank has more than 5,300 local branches and thousands of ATMs and service centers around the country. Trabuco is also responsible for the influx of foreign investors. The New York stock market as well as the Sao Paulo stock market like Trabuco’s management skills, and the bank’s profit margins that are making shareholders happy. Lazari has a winning track record when it comes to generating profit, so stockholders are getting two proven leaders for the price of one, according to some investors.

But it’s not going to be smooth sailing when Lazari moves into the CEO office. Bradesco has challenges to overcome in 2018 and beyond. Brazilians are using their mobile devices to shop, interact, and bank as well as to do other things, and Bradesco’s mobile banking platform needs work according to valor.com.br. Staying ahead of the mobile banking industry is a priority for Octavio Lazari. Trabuco put the mobile banking services in place, but Lazari will have to expand services in a market that has several digital banks with IPO offerings.

Bradesco is flexible, thanks to Trabuco and the team of executives who implement the bank’s business plan. Lazari is an important part of the Trabuco team. Octavio has the support of his fellow Bradescoians as well as the support of investors, so people are expecting big things from him in 2018.

Source: http://economia.estadao.com.br/blogs/coluna-do-broad/bradesco-deve-anunciar-sucessor-de-trabuco-antes-do-carnaval/

Igor Cornelsen: Making Investors Wealthy For Over 40 Years

Brazilian investment advisor Igor Cornelsen’s job is to help people make money by providing them with accurate, timely advice. And he has been a master at doing just that for over 40 years. Long before other investment gurus are able to identify good investment opportunities, Cornelsen already has his clients make money by taking advantage of them. His secret is the thorough research he does every day on the economic, political and social activities and business and technological breakthroughs taking place in countries all around the world. This enables him to anticipate what the markets are likely to do. Read more on wikidot.com about Igor Cornelsen

While other investment advisors base their recommendations on opinions of the so-called ‘experts’, Igor Cornelsen gathers information from unbiased sources like Reuters and uses his understanding of global banking, finance and business to ferret out the clues that lead to lucrative investment opportunities. Cornelsen’s advantage is that in addition to his degree in economics, he was a top-level executive for some of Brazil’s biggest and best banks for many years. This gives him unique insight into how political and social activity impacts the economic markets. Plus, his decades of experience help to inform his decisions.

Born in Curitiba, Brazil, Igor Cornelsen earned an economics degree from the Federal University of Parana. But he is also a man of the people and has his finger on the pulse of the Brazilian people’s economic proclivities. Cornelsen is also very familiar with the top companies in Brazil and knows which ones have the technology, staff and guidance to succeed. He has been using that knowledge to help his clients make wise investment decisions for many years. Plus, he knows exactly what to do to successfully navigate Brazil’s often confusing and Byzantine investment laws and make lucrative investments in local companies and industries.

In Brazil they say if you need to know anything about investing, ask Igor Cornelsen. And the thousands of investors he has helped to make untold riches prove that the local people are correct. Cornelsen is much more than just another investment guru. He is a man that makes his clients wealthy. More info here: https://ideamensch.com/igor-cornelsen/

 

Alexandre Gama Is Just Living His Dream

A man who dreamed of being an owner of his own advertising agency, Alexandre Gama worked tirelessly for the better part of two decades in different agencies waiting for his big break. That break came in 1999 when he finally ventured out and started his own agency after sharpening his chops working as a copywriter and creative director for some 17 years. The new venture, which he name Neogama, had immediate success on the world stage, winning a Golden Lion at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. That award made Gama have little doubt that his decision to become his own boss was the right one.

Since 1999, Neogama has won 23 such Golden Lions and Alexandre Gama has become a household name in the industry. His work has been featured all over the world in print, radio, television, and internet media. He is the first Latin American to teach a Cannes Film Festival Masterclass.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco And Lazaro Brandao Share Much Of A Common Vision

Lazaro Brandao, the inveterate financier that has been the acting chairman of Grupo Bradesco since 1990, has recently announced that he will be retiring, effective in the next few weeks. The 91 year old banker has been with Bradesco since 1943, the first year of the bank’s operation, when he joined at the age of just 16 years old.

Brandao is slated to be succeeded by the current CEO of the firm, Luiz Carlos Trabuco, himself a lifelong company man for Bradesco. Trabuco will be tasked with naming his successor by March of 2018, a move that many anticipate will involve recruiting from within the ranks of the corporation itself.

Trabuco and Brandao see eye-to-eye on technology

With more than 27 million active retail banking customers and over 5,000 branches, Bradesco is the largest bank in Brazil in terms of retail banking. Still, more than 13 million of these customers, nearly half of the bank’s customer base, are not connected to the internet or cannot use basic online banking platforms.

Both Trabuco and Brandao have identified bringing this group online as one of the major challenges that the bank will face in the near-term future. Both men view the task of bringing technological literacy to their customers not just as a means of ensuring higher profits but also as a civic duty, helping to continue the development of the human capital of Brazil. Trabuco has not made specific statements as to how the bank plans on ensuring that all of these customers have access to internet banking facilities. But some close to the decision makers say that, with the recent proliferation of cellular towers across Brazil, the bank may be planning on engaging in a drive to get cellular devices into the hands of all of the 13 million customers who are unable to connect online. If true, this would represent one of the largest public works projects the company has ever undertaken, and it would be an unprecedented move in Brazilian economy, which normally does not take on development in such a proactive manner.

As Brandao departs, questions remain

Brandao is more than merely a chairman on a large bank. For the shareholders, employees and customers of Bradesco, he occupies a role not dissimilar to that held by Warren Buffet. He is one part businessman, one part father figure and one part oracle.

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Given the fact that he has been with the company for more than 75 years and has overseen the period of its greatest success, it comes as little surprise that, even as the nonagenarian approaches his mid-90s, there are some stakeholders who view his exit with nervous gazes. Some feel that the departure of the man who oversaw a 300-fold increase in the stock price over 20 years represents the exit of a legend without replacement.

But Brandao himself has assured stakeholders that Trabuco is the right man for the job. Although Trabuco himself had a somewhat spotty record as CEO, the two men see very much eye-to-eye on a large spectrum of issues. And they both view the role of the bank as being equally to create value for shareholders, customers and Brazil at large.

Perhaps, the bigger question will be who will ultimately replace Trabuco. Although seven possible candidates have been floated as possible replacements, one name, that of Mauricio Minas, has come up, again and again, as the way the smart money is betting. Minas, who is a 57 year old information technology officer with the bank, has a long list of significant achievements under his belt, including the development of Next, the bank’s highly touted online banking platform.

For more information about Luiz Carlos Trabuco, just click here.

Louis Chenevert is One of the Leading Corporate Leaders in Canada

Louis Chenevert is native of Quebec, where he spent his childhood. He has worked for numerous companies, perhaps the most prominent of which being United Technologies Corporation (UTC). This company is involved in the manufacture of high-end tech products, such as jet engines.

Louis Chenevert’s Involvement at UTC

United Technologies Corporation also pioneers in the provisions of air conditioning and refrigeration services. Louis Chenevert employed his management skills to help run this business venture. Under his management, United Technologies Corporation was able to increase its revenue by a margin of 200 percent. Even after his retirement, United Technologies Corporation still recognizes Louis Chenevert contributions and efforts in its growth. He has also mentored his successor, Gregory J. Hayes, who took over the company’s operations. Loius Chenevert spends his spare time working as a consultant for Golden Sachs Merchant Banking.

About Louis Chenevert

Louis R. Chenevert is a businessman and the former head of United Technologies Corporation. He resides in Hartford, Connecticut with his family. Louis Chenevert is a graduate of the University of Montreal and has spent most of the years in Canada. He initiated his career at Pratt & Whitney in 1999 where he served as the president of the company for almost a decade. Louis Chenevert has also worked for General Motors for more than ten years where he helped develop the venture into one of the best-performing companies. He has also worked as the vice-president of the business council.

Louis Chenevert is the recipient of the honor award from the prestigious National Building Museum. Additionally, Louis Chenevert is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate of the HEC Montreal. His efforts have also been recognized on various platforms, including the Aviation Week & Space Technology. Louis Chenevert is also the recipient of the 2010 Pace Award for Leadership in Business and Ethics, the 2060 FDNY Fire Commissioner’s Humanitarian and the 2009 Honor Award. He is one of the best performing production managers in the industry.

Doe Deere – article recap

Lime Crime Makeup is a line of unique colors and vegan products created using cruelty-free methods. Lime Crime has revolutionized makeup, developing and introducing vibrant, glimmering colors that bring out each person’s one-of-a-kind personality and beauty. When you meet Lime Crime’s Owner/Founder/CEO Doe Deere, you will understand how this makeup line became so wildly popular and why everything about it – and her – puts a glimmering smile on the faces of it’s users (or Unicorns, as Doe lovingly refers to her customers, and they adoringly refer to her as their Unicorn Queen!)

Doe Deere developed the Lime Crime makeup line in October of 2008. She oversees every step of the makeup’s creation and development herself to ensure it meets her specific standards and the preferences of her adoring customers. Each Lime Crime product is created specifically with Doe’s Unicorns in mind. She credits them with being her main source of inspiration.

Doe Deere spent the first 13 years of her life in Russia. Even at that young age she dabbled in the business world, creating and selling temporary tattoos to her schoolmates. She advertised her own products by wearing them herself, which gained the attention and admiration of her fellow students who wanted the rockin’ tats for themselves. Doe says she was always an imaginative and ambitious girl, even from a young age, but that she didn’t really realize just how far she could take her dreams until she moved to New York City when she was 17. There she realized her first dream and joined a band. This is where she learned about marketing strategies and practices. She learned that grabbing the attention of as many people as possible was always the first step in successful self-marketing. It was also during this time that she met her future husband, who was also a member of the band and was very supportive of Doe’s dreams.

Doe had always been a fan of bright, eye-catching colors, especially when it came to makeup. In 2008 she found herself frustrated by the fact that the trendy look of the moment was “natural” shades – beiges, browns, and muted, matte earth tones. She realized that if she were going to consistently have the vibrant colors she so loved, she was going to have to make them herself – and that’s exactly what she did.

Doe’s standout look quickly gained the attention of others who wanted the same thing for themselves – makeup in colors that would highlight their individuality and uniqueness. They wanted products that would allow them to express who they were and that would make the world sit up and take notice. Doe quickly realized that she could turn her personal cosmetic creations into a gold mine while at the same time helping others with the same love of colorful expression that she herself had. And so Lime Crime Makeup was born.

Self-Made Magazine has named Doe Deere a Top Inspiring Female Entrepreneur, encouraging her to continue to develop exciting new products for all of the beautiful people who look to her and Lime Crime to stand out and shine like the gorgeous gems they are.

To learn more, visit www.doedeere.com.

Whitney Wolfe And Digital Courtship

Whitney Wolfe is the 26-year-old CEO of digital courtship app, Bumble. This is quite similar to Hinge as well as Tinder as it has a swiping mechanism. The main difference here is that once a woman and man have been matched, she will have just 24 hours for messaging him. In case she misses out, he will disappear from her lineup. In the case of same-sex matches, any of them can message first. Unlike any other dating app, it is the woman who has to initiate. It cannot be the other way round.

Whitney Wolfe does not consider it as some simple adjustment to the old formula. She considers this major shift in power dynamics. This leads to a ripple effect. Hence it results in more confidence, as well as respect besides kindness. This is something that online dating sites desperately need today.

Whitney Wolfe is a native of the Salt Lake City. She was the co-founder as well as vice president of marketing at Tinder. She was responsible for bringing a lawsuit against the company. This was highly publicized. This was in 2014.

She was quite upset over the whole scenario. But then she pulled herself together and decided to change things for the better.

From Los Angeles Whitney Wolfe moved to Texas. This is an area that is famous for its start-up scene and launched Bumble in 2014. Wolfe is a graduate from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She majored in international studies. After her graduation, she spent some time working in orphanages in Southeast Asia. She came back to the US and started working at Hatch Labs.

Her inspiration to create Bumble came after her own reluctance at texting a guy first. Hence she decided to create an ecosystem in which only the girl has the number of the guy. This means that for anything to happen between then, the only way is for her to make that first move. Bumble is global now. It has over 1 million active users. Nearly 150 million matches have been done so far.

The feedback coming in from users has been mostly positive. Whitney Wolfe is happy with the relatively lower levels of reported abuse as well as harassment. In 2015, there were just 620 cases. This is lesser than 0.1 percent of the user base of this app. Hence this is a place where people just chill out. They are nice and kind to each other.

Waiakea Water is making a Big Splash in the Beverage Industry

The bottled water market has been rapidly growing since the year 2000. Millions of consumers all over the U.S. have been turning to bottled water as their go to drink. With all of the bad publicity that pop and other sweetened drinks have received over the past 10 years; processed water is now becoming many consumers choice of beverage.

Ryan Emmons is a young and upcoming entrepreneur. He first entered into the bottled water market back in 2012. He is now one of the most successful bottled water producers in the world.

He is one of the leading creators of the Waiakea Water. His water is derived from Waiakea springs that can be found on Mauna Loa which is an active volcano within Hawaii.

The average age of a successful beverage CEO is about 50. So, Emmons is truly an exception to the rule. Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.organicauthority.com/Waiakea-Water-Redefines-Sustainable

Emmons has received a 5000 percent growth rate for his organization. He has managed to get his into many different markets located throughout the U.S. At least 30 states carry the Waiakea brand.

This company is also pushing to move their product overseas. They are already pushing ahead to do this. Waiakea water not only sells water it also takes a percentage of their profits and uses it to provide fresh water for many people all throughout the continent of Africa.

According to Baby Boomster, Waiakea water not only helps people health it also provides people with clean and fresh drinking water. Emmons is really proud of his company and he wants it to succeed. He realizes that his company is a very successful organization that is making huge waves within the bottled water market.