The Brazilian Government in Partnership with BNDES

The Brazilian government announced it was partnering with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) to focus on sanitation. The president of Trata Brazil, Felipe Montoro Jens highlighted some important facts about the partnership. He believes that sanitation services will improve as a result of better management, foundation improvements and access to better resources. As an infrastructure project their coorperation should result in a marked decrease in the levels of waste.


Currently, 90% of basic sanitation is performed by public power. Seventy percent of the population is serviced by the state-run organizations. It is believed that a partnership between public and private industry can improve sanitation even faster than one sector acting alone. Government has the experience to bring essential knowledge to the table for the two sources to offer even better services working together.


Based on surveys that reveal the true nature of the problems, the loss of water by government run companies is a primary reason for financial setbacks. The bank should be able to assess the needs of each region and help develop an action plan to correct the problem. Private enterprise has more substantial resources than the government of Brazil along with their access to advanced technologies. This will prove to be crucial in preventing water waste. Especially going forward, when they introduce the prospect of raising money to finance the building of new sewage networks. Investors will more readily put money in ventures backed by organizations of their stature.


This in turn will reflect positively on the financial position of public institutions.

In the past not enough due diligence was practiced by public officials before a utility company began operating. There was generally a failure to insure that there was an alignment between efficient operation and servicing the needs of the people. These needs often took a back seat in favor of getting the utility operating and the people consistently lost and the utility company didn’t always receive the promised concessions. With the new partnership, contracts will be drafted and inspections will be made, making sure the services promised will continue to be delivered. Governors will need to review promised concessions against what is actually being provided going forward.


Felipe Montoro Jens On A Mission To Succeed

Felipe Montoro Jens has always excelled in his work. His company in Brazil provides various services in several areas. The range extends from energy and goes up to construction.



Currently, Felipe Montoro Jens is serving on the Board of Directors of his company. His expertise in engineering makes him head that section of the company. It is one of the biggest producers of fuel in Brazil. It is using high-grade engineering technology to harness the potential of all the resources that are being used.



He is quite keen to expand his company’s reach. This is why Felipe Montoro Jens has entered into partnerships with several international organizations. In fact, Felipe Montoro Jens handles such contracts personally. Today the company has partners that are based in America, and Africa, besides The Middle East along with Asia. This way Felipe Montoro Jens has made efforts to ensure that his company is successful in all its endeavors.



Felipe Montoro Jens is well-known for his expertise in the fields of engineering and in business administration too. He has managed a unique combination of both these skills in order to lead his company and take it in a direction that can offer sustainable growth. This is why his company is considered as a leader in the engineering industry in Brazil today. In addition, it holds a strong position of being among the prominent companies in international engineering area too. In addition to the engineering section of his company, Felipe Montoro Jens provides his expertise in the other departments of his company also.



All these efforts by Felipe Montoro Jens have reaped a lot of results. Today his company enjoys a lot of success in Brazil, and on the international scene too. People know him and respect his views and opinions on a number of subjects.



Felipe Montoro Jens: A History of Excellence

Felipe Montoro Jens received his Bachelor degree from Getulio Vargas Foundation. Following this accomplishment, he earned his Masters degree from The American Garvin School of International Management (USA).

During his professional career, he has worked in both the public sector and the private sector. He has held prestigious positions in various companies across Brazil and has garnered influence in the realm of public infrastructure. His proponents refer to him as an expert.

Check out some of his credentials, they are quite impressive:

Public Sector:

  • Chief Executive Officer of a major securities company in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Terna S.p.A. (Enel Group S.p.A.) project development and structured finance manager
  • Enron: international structured finance division
  • Pricewaterhouse-Coopers: auditing and consulting divisions

Private Sector:

  • He sits on the Board of Directors as Chairman of Concessionária do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal S.A.

o They handle the operation, construction, and maintenance issues of the administrative center. They are stationed in the Federal District of Brasilia, Brazil.

o They handle energy and maintenance of the Santo Antônio hydroelectric plant. They earned the contract to build the plant and generate hydroelectricity for the entire city of São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Director of Braskem S.A.

o Chemical company that produces and sells thermoplastic resins. April 30, 2010 to August 27, 2013.

  • Director of Concesionaria Trasvase Olmos S.A.

o Trasvase of the Olmos project (water irrigation systems in Brazil). He managed the issuance of funds and oversaw the successful implementation of the project.

Of the Brazilian water irrigation system, and possible improvements, Jens has voiced his professional opinion that the lack of water is the main cause of funding for infrastructure projects by public companies. Public companies are willing to fund these projects, but there must be a system of checks and balances to ensure efficient use of the funds.