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Felipe Montoro Jens Points To Improved Services With Concessions

In Brazil, governmental concessions could aid basic sanitation services. The government has announced that there will be concessions in partnership with BNDES (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social), which is the national bank for social and economic development. The water supply sector is very optimistic about this. Felipe Montoro Jens believes that services will improve in terms of management as well as structural and resource areas. Levels of loss and waste of water should drop as well.


Currently, 90% of water supply in Brazil is done by federal or state institutions. Incentivizing the private sector to participate is not done to remove the government from the scenario, but many believe that governmental and private companies can work in partnership to improve the quality of services such as water supply.

Officials point out that the private sector has more resources and advanced technology to manage the water services of the country. It is important to promote further investment in the sewage networks and great effort to promote significant improvement to the public institutions.


Some analysts point out that both federal and private institutions are rated as satisfactory in providing the same services. Others look deeper and also take into account a number of funds required to obtain levels of approval and not only what was achieved. It is important management meets the needs of the citizens. Furthermore, it is important to make sure that with concessions, the agreements of services are being met, states Felipe Montoro Jens.


Felipe Montoro Jens has worked at Terna S.p.A. (Enel Group S.p.A.), Enron and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He earned a BA in Business Administration from FGV, and a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, The American Garvin School of International Management.



Felipe Montoro Jens also writes articles. He also speaks about private and governmental sectors.


Felipe Montoro: Why Concessions are Important in Optimization of Basic Sanitation Services

The Brazilian government expressed its intention to enter a partnership agreement with National Bank for Economic and Social Development. In an exclusive interview with entrepreneur Montoro Jens, the managing director of Trata Brasil, Edison Carlos, discussed a couple of critical points regarding the project. He was confident that the services rendered would facilitate improvements in the structural, management, and resource sectors. During the interview, Montoro wanted to know the ideal strategies that could be applied to minimize the waste levels.

Edison said that public power offer close to 90 percent of basic waste management services but state entities serve nearly 70 percent of users. Edison believes that public and private organizations can work towards improving basic sanitation services. He pointed out that private entities could capitalize on the unparalleled expertise that government bodies have to offer.

Edison stated that private bodies have adequate resources, making them a valuable partner in the efforts of preventing wastage of water. He also mentioned advanced technology as one of the key benefits of collaborating with private agencies. Edison believes that thorough research should be conducted to understand the needs of the citizens. Felipe Montoro concurred with Edison’s argument that cost is a vital consideration when it comes to implementation of a basic sanitation project.

In support of the execution of partnerships regarding concessions, Edison stressed the importance keeping clear goals when developing the contracts. He also emphasized on the need for public agencies to carry out regular inspections of the areas that the services would be rendered.

Felipe Montoro Jens

Montoro Jens is an ingenious investor, infrastructure development guru, and a seasoned entrepreneur. Between 2012 and 2013, the talented entrepreneur held the director role at the London-headquartered Odebrecht Services Limited. This company commenced its official operations back in 1986. From 2010 to 2013, Montoro was a senior staff member at Braskem S.A.

Felipe Montoro Jens: A Hero of Brazil’s Infrastructure

Brazil’s government has introduced a series of concessions for businesses who decide to help with infrastructure projects by donating their money and resources. When businesses agree to contribute to the improvement of society, there is a compound benefit of increasing living conditions and removing a small burden from the government. Felipe Montoro Jens agrees with these policies. In the past, he has said the main cause for public investing in private projects of infrastructure is the lack of good water in Brazil. This is a major problem with a great solution. The Brazilian government will offer concessions to those companies willing to contribute their resources. When these concessions are given to banks and lending institutions the contracts must be reviewed and carefully monitored. Transparency will ensure the proper utilization of funds provided by the concessions. Jens fully supports the idea of monitoring resource allocation.

Felipe Montoro Jens’ experience in the private sector includes:

  • Currently holding a position on the Board of Directors as Chairman of Concessionária do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal S.A.

o This company handles the operation and construction contracts of the administrative center stationed in the Federal District of Brasilia, Brazil.

o Maintaining the energy contracts of the Santo Antônio hydroelectric plant; generating hydroelectricity for the entire city of São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Director of Braskem S.A.

o His time here included monitoring the chemical company that produces and sells thermoplastic resins. He was here from April 30, 2010 to August 27, 2013.

  • Director of Concesionaria Trasvase Olmos S.A.

o During his time at this company, he oversaw the funding of contracts for the Trasvase of the Olmos project – a plan to implement a water irrigation system in Brazil.

With such an excellent track record of professionalism, it is no wonder Mr. Jens is in support of these concessions.