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Felipe Montoro Jens – Using Business Skills to Change Brazil

In a bid to benefit basic sanitation service in the country (Brazil), then concessions must be generated involving partnerships with the agencies in place. This is in line to Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens who is a specialist in infrastructure projects. As per the situation in Brazil, 90% of its services in basic sanitation is performed by the public power. Of this, 70% is served by the state organizations. Therefore there is need for government bodies to be in partnership with private companies to work complementary to serve the people of Brazil through what we call a Concession. Felipe Montoro believes that the situation in Brazil requires help of private enterprises to improve basic sanitation because private enterprises have more resources to tackle the issue and that they also have an advanced technology which is crucial for water management in the country.


Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens who received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Getulio Vargas Foundation and a graduate degree International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management has served and is serving many positions within his line of profession and duty. Among the many positions held include: he serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Energipar Captação S.A; he served as Director of Santo Antônio Energia S.A; he served as a Director of Braskem S.A. from April 30, 2010 to August 27, 2013; He served as Director of Concesionaria Trasvase Olmos S.A.and Mr. Montoro also currently serves as the Chairman of Concessionária do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal S.A.


The 46 year old businessman has also worked at Terna S.p.A. (Enel Group S.p.A.) in the project development and structured finance area; in the international structured finance division and PricewaterhouseCoopers in the auditing and consulting divisions. He is also on the Board of Directors for various companies.

Leading Public Figures Share their Opinions on How to Improve Basic Sanitation in Brazil

The problem of hygiene and sanitation has become a national problem in Brazil, and it is because of this reason, the government has announced collaboration with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development. With the help of the partnership, the government would be able to provide concessions on projects related to sanitation and hygiene and address the problem on a wider scale across the country. The new partnership would help the government to ensure that the financial resources are used in the process, and the entire process is streamlined to get better results, much more quickly.


Tata Brasil, one of the largest companies in Brazil in the sanitation sector, owned and headed by Edison Carlson, recently shared his view on this issue. One of the most widely respected infrastructure specialists, Felipe Montoro Jens, was also asked in an interview about his views on how to tackle the growing sanitation related problem in the country. Both the public figures were of opinions that part of the entire management of sanitation in the country, the 90 percent of which is presently managed by the public sector should be handed over to the private entities.


Felipe Montero Jens said that it would help the public sector to share its vast experience with the private companies, while public limited companies would be able to get access to the advanced technology and methods used by the private firms. Overall, it would help in getting the problem of sanitation, water, and waste management solved in due course.


Felipe Montoro Jens is the CEO of Energipar Captacao SA and has served as the chief executive officer of three different firms as well during his lifetime. Felipe Montoro Jens has done his graduation from the reputed Getulio Vargas Foundation and went on to study Masters in Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management.