Provision of basic services is the role of the public sector in Brazil. The government is mandated to ensure easy access to clean water and sanitation for the residents. The government is opening up the public utilities to partner with private companies to provide clean water and sanitation to a larger part of the population.
In recently announced concessions, the government has outlined the details of engaging the private sector in a bid to improve service delivery and avoid wastage by the public utilities. Public water services companies have vast experience and an in-depth understanding of the capacity and infrastructure required to provide required services. They know the water and sanitation requirements of the populations they serve, their current distribution capacity and where the bottlenecks to successful revenue collection are.
Private companies enjoy the flexibility of unlimited budgets in their projects. It is, therefore, possible to undertake complex projects that the government would find difficult to implement. Additionally, the private sector has access to cutting edge technologies and infrastructure management solutions that the public sector can exploit to their benefit. The fusion of these two in a public-private partnership is an excellent way to harness the strengths of each sector to achieve mutual success.
Management expert Felipe Montoro Jens believes public water companies can improve their bottom line by controlling water wastage. Felipe Montoro Jens has broad executive and financial management experience. He graduated from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation with a finance degree. He then went on to Thunderbird School of Management where he obtained a master’s degree in business administration.
Felipe Montoro Jens has served various companies in executive leadership roles. These include Tenenge Holdings in the UK, a civil construction firm, the American energy giant Enron, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Enel, an Italian energy company. He continues to be vocal about prudent financial management and encourages strategic partnerships that foster sustainable growth. http://www.radaroficial.com.br/d/28075923