Jose Auriemo Neto and His Participation in Brazilian Elections as a Donor

Jose Auriemo Neto is a Brazilian construction entrepreneur who is the CEO and Chairman of JHSF. He joined the firm in 1993 and had since overseen momentous moves at JHSF such as launching its first retail outlets. He also midwived important partnership signings. Back in 2012, Jose Auriemo Neto was pointed out as the biggest individual donor in the Brazilian elections. The construction entrepreneur forked out around R$ 3 million to the election campaign in 2012.

Auriemo donated R$ 1 million and R$ 1.8 million to the PSDB and PT respectively. The above figures were shown by the second installment of accounts released by the TSE. This ran up to the beginning of September that year. To be specific, the money given to PT was given to its National Directory. PSDB saw the money given to its Sao Paolo State Directory. It was however not possible to point out which specific candidates benefited directly from these donations.

Jose Auriemo is behind the several luxury projects especially in the city of Sao Paolo. The Jardim Cidade Complex is the biggest of these projects. It comprises residential and commercial facilities as well as a mall. His donations particularly captured everyone’s attention due to the fact that they were individual. This is unlike most of the others which were done by firms and groups. It is also because he happened to be the biggest donor on an individual basis. To know about JHSF click here.

Among the overall private donors, Auriemo ranked 15th right behind Construtora Odebrecht, which contributed R$ 2.9 million. Upon inquiry, JHSF as a company chose not to give a statement on the donations. Auremio’s donation was more than three times that of the other individual donor who ranked second. The other donor was Guerino Ferrarin whose son was taking part in the elections. He injected R$ 800,000 to his son’s campaign.

There was also a case similar to Ferrarin’s on the donations list. This was Ratinho, a TV presenter who was also in the top ten. He donated R$ 465,000 to Ratinho Junior, his son who was vying for a mayoral position.