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Felipe Montoro Jens and Edison Carlos Air their Views on Concessions Generated by the BNDES Program

The Brazilian government unveiled that it would undertake concessions via a partnership with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development. This announcement elicited reactions from various parties such as Felipe Montoro Jens and Edison Carlos, the president of Trata Brasil. Edison Carlos cited in an interview that he believed the services offered would undergo enhancements in terms of resource, structural and management areas. On the other hand, Felipe raised the issue on the reduction of waste levels.

 

According to Edison, 90% of Brazil’s basic sanitation is done by public power whereby 70% state organizations serve 70% of the users. He also said that the existence of the private initiative was not a sufficient excuse to exclude the public since the two types of management can operate better if they complement each other. Additionally, Edison reiterated that government entities boast of vital experience, which can prove useful through collaboration with other firms.

 

Edison pointed out the importance of maintaining clear goals when drafting contracts, especially when it comes to partnerships that involve concessions. He emphasized the importance of inspections by government agencies, especially in areas where the services will be offered.

 

A Closer Look at Felipe Montoro Jens

 

Throughout his career, Felipe Montoro Jens has proven to be one of the most brilliant corporate executives in Brazil. Over the years, he has worked for numerous companies such as Terna S.p.A ( Enel Group S.p.A.) not only in the structured finance area but also in project development. Furthermore, Felipe Montoro Jens has served PricewaterhouseCoopers in the consulting and auditing areas, as well as Enron in the global structured finance area.

 

Felipe Montoro Jens is a proud alumnus of the Fundao Getito Vargas, where he attained his degree in business administration. He also holds a postgraduate degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. During the 2011 World Economic Forum on Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Felipe served as a guest speaker.

Flavio Maluf, The President of Eucatex

Flavio Maluf is a prominent leader in the natural eucalyptus products industry in Brazil. He heads the leading company in this industry, Eucatex. Eucatex was founded by the Maluf family back in the year 1951. It was the first acoustic company that concentrated on conserving the environment. The company is constantly planting eucalyptus trees, conserving the environment for future generations. For this reason, they have received numerous awards for their genuine dedication to protecting the environment.

 

 

When Eucatex first started, in the year 1951, this was a very small companies. The owners had no idea that one day this would come to be an international company. The company used to be a small scale company that concentrated in the production of fiber boards using natural eucalyptus. Within the first three years, the company was already making huge steps and in the year 1954, they opened their very first factory, located in Sao Paulo. After that the company seemed to be unstoppable. It diversified to producing soft sheets acoustic ceiling and wood fiber plates. This was soon followed by the production of acoustic panels and insulation.

 

 

Today the company continues to be an industry leader. They have even expanded their product portfolio to have two segments- furniture and construction. Today, they lead in the production of affordable and sustainable construction materials. As for the furniture segment, they were the first to manufacture laminate doors. They even manufacture paints.

 

 

About Flavio Maluf

 

 

For the past two decades, Eucatex has grown by a very large volume, all thanks to the strategic leadership of Flavio Maluf. More factories have opened up, including one in Salto and another in Botatu City. He has also made sure that all Eucatex offices use solar power to conserve energy.

 

 

The great leadership of Flavio Maluf can be attributed to his decorated resume. He holds a mechanical Engineering degree from PUC. He also holds a business management postgraduate degree, from the New York University. Therefore, he was well equipped for both the industrial and trade areas of the company.