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.