This Thursday (25), state deputy Antídio Lunelli met with the governor of Minas Gerais, Romeu Zema, during an event organized by Lide, a group that brings together the main business leaders in the state.
Zema spoke on how to promote development in the current political and economic scenario. Born in Araxá, in the Triângulo Mineiro, the governor has a degree in administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and has expanded, in 30 years, his network of stores from 4 units to 430, operating in the states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Goiás, Mato Grosso do South, Bahia and Espírito Santo.
At the meeting, Zema said that when he was invited to join politics, he was reluctant because he had always rejected class. “Criticizing is very easy, doing it is another story. So I decided to accept it”, he recalled.
The experience as a manager was applied in the state of Minas Gerais, seeking to rebalance cash. “We did a brutal downsizing, reducing contracts, there were things that nobody followed and a lot of bad faith. The productive sector is generally badly treated by the State, I’m in there and I see that clearly. It is not easy to lead with this environment that has been consolidating in Brazil in recent decades, ”he argued.
Lunelli, who also left the private sector for politics, praised the governor’s work and reinforced that the participation of committed and qualified people is essential to improve public management. “The experience I had as a businessman prepared me to be mayor of Jaraguá do Sul and, now, state deputy. We were very successful in municipal administration, we recovered our own investment capacity, we reduced bureaucracy and managed to deliver much better public services to the population”, he commented.