Research carried out by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) revealed that Brazil’s infrastructural sector could be boosted by the participation of private institutions. Felipe Montoro Jens, an Infrastructure specialist, explains that Brazil always represented a robust presence of the state in the 20th century. However, in the late 1980’s, privatization proved to be a major landmark and soon was part and parcel of the economic reforms. This privatization process was fueled by the external debt crisis.
As a result, several industries including aeronautical, steel and petrochemical were privatized. In 1995, the Concession law passed by the Brazilian government privatized other sectors of the economy as well including sanitation, electricity, telecommunications, and transportation.
In 2004, the Public Private Partnership Act (PPPs) was sanctioned making the telecom division the first to be managed by private representatives in Brazil. Furthermore National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL), an independent body was founded to regulate the telecommunications sector.
Another partnership was made between the Brazilian government and the National Bank for Economic Social Development group (BNDES) to improve sanitation in the country. According to Felipe Montoro, the government performs approximately 90% of sanitation service while the private sector executes 70%. For this reason, Montoro believes that the two groups can complement each other enhancing sanitation delivery in the state. Furthermore, Felipe also is of the opinion that private establishments have the best equipment and relevant technologies to offer better water management services when compared to the government.
About Felipe Montero Jens
Felipe Montoro Jens is an astute Brazilian infrastructure expert. Presently, he works as the Director of Braskem Adr Repr. In the past, Mr. Montoro served at Terna S.P.A and Enron where he collaborated in the project development and structured finance sectors. Price water house Coopers also consulted Felipe services because he is one of the best in the industry resulting from many years of experience.
Felipe Montoro Jens remarkable skills are backed with a strong educational background. Felipe obtained his business administration degree from the Fundao Getlio Vargas School after which he enrolled for his masters in International Management at Thunderbird.