In a recent development, Felipe Montoro Jens interviewed the president of Trata Brasil, Edison Carlos, to get more details on the Brazilian government’s plan to implement concession on sanitation services by collaborating with BNDES. Carlos said he expects the recent move would make a total improvement in the resource, structural, and management areas. He pointed out the fact that as many as 90 percents of the sanitation services in Brazil use public power, and state-run organizations serve at least 70 percent of the services. Per Carlos, both private and public sector can complement each other and bring greater efficiency and quality in services.
Edison further explained the commitment of BNDES to provide customized plans to each state to leverage the requirements in each place. The services are also focused on avoiding the wasting of water through cutting edge measures. The private companies can play a bigger role as it has more resources like advanced technologies and can effectively make working plans to stop water being wasted. There is also a need for more private players in the sector as it can also improve the financial situation of public companies. Edison also pointed out the requirement of setting clear goals while entering the contracts with private players and frequent inspections should be scheduled to ensure the targets are met.
Jens is a noted infrastructure specialist based in Brazil but also has experience working European countries and North America. He has decades of experience in property and related infrastructure development by working with various firms in Brazil. He completed his graduation in Business Management from Fundao Getlio Vargas and further did Masters in International Business Management from the Thunderbird.
Felipe worked with various companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers in its consulting and auditing divisions, Enron in its international financial division, and Terna S.p.A. in its structured financial area and project development. Jens is on the board of directors of Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo, San Antonio Energia SA, Foz do Brasil SA, Fonte Nova Negocios e Participaçoes SA, etc.