This year the Government of Brazil announced that they would be making a concession with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES). Following this, a few sanitation and infrastructure industry experts were interviewed to give their two cents on the issue. One of the interviewee was Felipe Montoro Jens. He commented on the issue of waste management in the country saying that it was so bizarre due to the lack of proper infrastructure. He went ahead to advise that something has to be done regarding the level of water wastage, that is, if the concession was to be successfully implemented. Otherwise, sanitation initiatives will not be as effective as foreseen.
Felipe Montoro Jens also attributed the poor sanitation of Brazil to lack of adequate funds and resources by the public sector. Therefore, he is positive that, through the concession, things will change for the better. There will be more resources and finances to deliver sanitation services.
Another interviewee, to talk on the concession, was Edison Carlos, The President of Trata Brasil. Trata Brasil is a leading company in public sanitation. About the concession, Edison seemed to have hoped that this sector would get even better as the public and private companies complemented each other. He noted that government companies have the experience while private companies have enough resources to improve sanitation in Brazil.
About Felipe Montoro Jens
Felipe Montoro Jens is a successful Brazilian businessman and infrastructure expert. He attended FGV, graduating with a BBA from this reputable institution. Later on, he joined the Thunderbird School of Global Management and graduated with a Master’s degree in International Business Management.
Today, he is one of the most successful venture capitalists in Brazil’s infrastructure industry. He has a wide contact of investors who contribute to achieving his business vision bot in Africa and South America.