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Impact of Concessions on Service Delivery


Following an announcement, the Brazilian government will make concessions through a partnership with The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES). The president of Trata Brasil, Edison Carlos, said in an interview that the initiative will undergo improvements in management, structural and resource departments. Trata Brasil provides services that act on basic sanitation.


Another aspect raised by Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens, an infrastructure expert, focused on the decrease in levels of waste. Edison indicated that 90% of the basic sanitation services are carried out by the general public whereby 70% of the users are served by state organizations. According to him, integrating the private-public partnership will provide better services if they complement each other.


Edison further explained that BNDES will come up with customized action plans based on surveys in the specified localities and modify the project according to the needs of each region. Mr. Felipe pointed out that loss of water was the main cause of the flow of financial resources from government-owned organizations in the sector. Therefore service delivery is a challenge due to wastage.


Private VS Public Sectors


According to Trata’s president:

  • The private enterprise has more resources and this is important in minimizing wastage.
  • Private companies have advanced technology which is crucial in water management and improving investments in sewage networks.
  • Better management in the private sector has the required rigor and therefore has better financial capabilities.


The partnership will, therefore, improve the impact of service delivery in public institutions. However, Edison categorically states that an organization’s efficiency is not classified entirely by its administration but existence of an alignment between mode of operation and the needs of the citizens.


Felipe Montoro Jens

Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens serves as the CEO of Energipar Captação S.A. He is a specialist in infrastructure projects and a successful investor in the Brazilian real estate market. Felipe holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Fundao Getlio Vargas (FGV) and a master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird, The American School of International Management in the USA.


He has spearheaded many projects in several companies serving in the top-rank management. For instance, Felipe has worked in the project development and structured finance area at Terna S.p.A. (Enel Group). He has also served in the auditing and consulting divisions of PricewaterhouseCoopers as well as in the international structured finance division at Enron.

Felipe Montoro Jens Uncovers How Concessions May Benefit Brazilian Sanitation Services

As the Brazilian government goes public announcing their latest concessions partnering with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), president of Trata Brasil, Edison Carlos recently granted an interview to make some clarifications regarding the initiative. It was clear that Edison Carlos remains hopeful that the services provided will continue to improve structure just as well as the way it is managed and resourced. When concerns about the decreasing levels of waste were raised during the course of the interview by infrastructure projects specialist Felipe Montoro Jens, Edison ultimately provided some interesting statistics.

Given that 90% of Brazil’s most basic sanitation services are conducted by the public power division and approximately 70% of users will be served by state organizations, Edison firmly believes the private initiative’s presence should not be kept from the general public. Edison Carlos speculated that the two forms of management could prove more beneficial to the populace by collaborating with one another in a complimentary manner. Trata Brasil institute’s president also mentioned that governing bodies maintain the kind of fundamental experience that can be easily leveraged in partnerships with other companies.

Felipe Montoro Jens followed his report with the details of these locations and their loss of water being a critical cause of the fiscal fall of resources within the water sector of these state companies. Jens previous position as chief financial officer has given him the experience, knowledge and foresight to fully comprehend the planning, controlling and financing of Brazil’s complex governmental infrastructure.

Mr. Jens prior history both in Brazil and abroad with the sugar/ethanol industry and the water/sewage industries among many others allows him a certain consulting and developing prowess in this particular area of resource private enterprises. Felipe Montoro Jens also made note of Edison’s indication of the current assessment’s need for tremendous advancement among public institutions.

Brazilian Government Seeks Private Companies for Help with Sanitation

Water purity and basic sanitation issues have plagued Brazil in recent years. The government has chosen to partner with the Brazilian Development Bank, or BNDES, to rectify the situation. Concessions agreements will be granted to private companies in order to repair the management and structure of key resources.

The president of the Trata Brasil Institute, Edison Carlos, asserts that over 90 percent of sanitation services fall under public control. The government runs more than 70 percent of these services. Edison believes that private companies can work together with public organizations to alleviate sanitation and water purity issues.

Felipe Montoro Jens, an expert in infrastructure projects, explains that the loss of water resources has caused a large amount of financial turmoil. Jens points out that private companies are necessary to help guide government sanitation services away from financial disaster. Furthermore, Jens states that teamwork between private and public organizations will help to shed light on these financial dilemmas.

Jens maintains that government leaders should review all concession activities to verify proper adherence to implementation agreements. He believes in strong government oversight along with cooperation between public and private sanitation organizations.

Felipe Montoro Jens has extensive experience with finance management and accounting. He worked at Terna SPA in the structured finance and project development areas, and he worked at Enron in the division of structured finance. Mr. Jens also worked as a consultant and auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

Mr. Jens has served in many different leadership positions over the course of his career. He has an extensive knowledge of engineering and finance. Mr. Jens holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and he also holds a master’s degree in international management from Arizona State Unive