What’s the Way Forward After the Government-BNDES Partnership? Felipe Montoro Jens Investigates

The announcement that the government would enter into a partnership with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development has been subject to debate. Felipe Montoro Jens, a specialist in infrastructure projects, interviewed the president of Trata Brasil, Edison Carlos on the matter. As far as the initiative is concerned, Edison believed that there was need for improvements to the management, structural and resource areas.

One of the issues raised by Felipe was in regard to disposal of waste. Edison emphasized the importance of collaboration between the private initiative and the public. He stated that the partnership with other companies would enhance the great and important experience that government bodies have.

Felipe pointed out wastage of water as one of the major factors that hinder the dispatch of sanitation services by state-owned companies. In response, Edison noted that this challenge could be eliminated if an alliance with the more resourceful private enterprise would be formed.

On the issue about the satisfactory levels of performance by both private and public companies, Edison made it clear that the efficiency of an organization cannot be measured by the nature of its administration. His belief was that the needs of the citizens and the mode of operation of the chosen utility must be aligned.

While Edison generally favored the implementation of concessions partnerships, he emphasized on the importance of keeping clear goals when drafting contracts. Additionally, he suggested that governors should do follow-ups to ensure that the partnership agreement is adhered to.

About Felipe Montoro Jens

Felipe is the serving CEO of a top Brazilian firm known as Energizer Captacao S.A. Besides his position as this firm, Felipe also holds senior positions in various other companies. He received a graduate degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Felipe’s career profile features undertakings in multinationals such as Braskem S.A, and Santo Antonio Energia, among others. During his career, Felipe has not only overseen, but he has also offered his insights on numerous million-dolar projects in Brazil.