The Company


AGS – Administração e Gestão de Sistemas de Salubridade, SA focuses on the preservation of the environment, acting throughout the entire water cycle. Its activities range from consultancy and development of specialised engineering services to the management, operation, and maintenance of urban water systems and treatment facilities.

AGS adapts to the needs of its clients and partners, and can adopt different types of contractual schemes, such as Concessions, institutionalised public-private partnerships, and Service Provision.

The privately held company was established in 1988, with a share capital of 29,000,000.00€, and is currently owned by Marubeni and INCJ (Innovation Network Corporation of Japan). It operates mainly in Portugal and Brazil.

Mission, Vision and Values


Mission

The mission of AGS is to provide services in the areas of management, operation, and maintenance of water collection, treatment, storage and distribution systems, and of wastewater drainage systems under Concession, institutionalised public-private partnerships or Service Provision arrangements, as well as engineering services.

For this purpose, the company always seeks to exceed the expectations of its clients, setting high quality standards, ensuring the highest consideration for the environment and populations, and the safety and welfare of its employees.

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vision

A AGS aims to be a company of reference in the sector and to rank among the top private companies working in the same line of business, in all its activities.
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Values

The ethical values and basic principles of the AGS activities are based on respect for compliance with the laws, integrity, transparency, accountability, and safety and respect for human rights.

Moreover, the corporate attitude of AGS takes the following values into account:

  • Group spirit
  • Professional development
  • Innovation
  • Respect for the individual
  • Customer focus
  • Organisational quality
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The team


The Board

Sr. Tetsuharu Furuta


Board Member

Sr. Tetsuro Toyoda


Board Member

Sr. Takashi Sunami


President of the Board

Sr. Takeshi Kurioka


Board Member

Our Team

João Faria Feliciano


Chief Executive Officer

Filipa Pinto Basto


Director

Legal

Rita Almeida


Director

Utilities Engineering Support

Altino Conceição


Director

Concessions Management Support

Margarida Vaz Afonso


Director

Quality, Environment and Safety

Ana Sofia Dias


Director

Operation and Maintenance

Marco Bruno Santos


Administrative and Finance Director

Administrative and Financial Department

José Miguel Maia


Director

Country Manager

João Faria Feliciano

Chief Executive Officer

Biography Profile

Civil engineering degree with the main background in hydraulics and water resources related areas. He holds a MBA degree. He’s currently a civil engineering PhD candidate (Infrastructure Strategic Asset Management in Water Utilities). He’s working in the water sector for more than 15 years, with experience in several roles (from technical to management positions). Nowadays he’s the AGS CEO and non-executive Board Member in several AGS’ water utilities, both in Portugal and Brazil. He’s following closely the AGS’ engineering department that is providing support and services to utilities in Portugal, Brazil and Chile.

Filipa Pinto Basto

Director

Legal

Biography Profile

Lawyer, Law Degree, Catholic University of Lisbon, having completed the curricular part of the Masters in Labor Law at the same university. She is post-graduate in Management and Corporate Law (Nova University), Law of Water (University of Lisbon) and Advanced Program in Public-Private Partnerships (Catholic University).
She is responsible for the legal department / legal support of AGS since 2003, with particular focus on the public procurement and management of public contracts in the water and wastewater sector, having followed the tender process for O&M agreements and for the award of all public service concessions and IPPP of AGS’ group, since then. She is member of the General Assemblies of the Group.

Rita Almeida

Director

Utilities Engineering Support

Biography Profile

Degree in Environmental Engineer with post-graduation in management. Her professional activity has been always related to urban water systems management, having played roles in facilities operation and management, concessions projects design and engineering operational projects implementation in utilities.

Currently assumes the responsibility for the coordination of the department of engineering projects including areas such as operational systems efficiency, infrastructure asset management and information systems management. She is also responsible for the development of concessions projects and consulting services.

Altino Conceição

Director

Concessions Management Support

Biography Profile

Electrical engineering degree specialized in power systems and also in industrial electronics. He has experience in the semiconductors’ industry. He holds his business experience, mainly in the O&M management, renewable energy and the water sector, with a post-graduation in business management. He’s working in the water sector for more than 10 years with experience in several areas, from technical (basically O&M) to management positions, in water utilities. Nowadays he is AGS’ Director (Concessions Management Support) and non-executive Board Member in several AGS’ companies.

Margarida Vaz Afonso

Director

Quality, Environment and Safety

Biography Profile

Degree in Environmental Engineering - Sanitary Engineering at the Faculty of Science and Technology of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, started her career at AGS by the end of 2000 as production engineer. Since 2001 as quality and audit manager, followed the certification of internal projects of quality management systems, environment and safety of AGS. In 2007 she started as Director of Quality, Environment and Safety. Since 2003, as Senior Safety Technician at AGS, she is responsible for Health and Safety Internal Service

Ana Sofia Dias

Director

Operation and Maintenance

Biography Profile

Degree in Chemical Engineering and Effective Member of the Portuguese Engineers Association. Operations and Maintenance Director in AGS for 15 years with more than 20 years of experience in the management of O&M agreements of water supply and wastewater systems. She is also responsible for the commercial area of this Direction, managing opportunities and coordinating tenders. She has a large experience as leader of multidisciplinary teams and she holds an extensive knowledge of the inherent specific technical areas. Non- executive board member of some AGS’ subsidiaries.

Marco Bruno Santos

Administrative and Finance Director

Administrative and Financial Department

Biography Profile

Has been in AGS since mid-2015 as CEO Advisor with responsibility for all finance, administrative and tax issues of the company. He holds a degree in Economics from the Portuguese Catholic University and an MBA from the University of Stirling in Scotland.

With more than 12-year career, he has made his entire career in the finance area of multinational companies. He started his career in a Portuguese Bank, in the "Corporate" sector, having been later in Ernst & Young as auditor in Retail / FMCG division, where he participated in audit and consulting projects in the areas of Retail, Construction, Oil & Gas and FMCG. Later, he was for seven years in Media Markt Portugal with different functions of Management at both operational and financial level and afterwards he also gained experience in the mining sector and tax advisory. Most recently he has been Finance Director of a Portuguese Group (Grupo Entreposto) in Automobile Sector.

José Miguel Maia

Director

Country Manager

Biography Profile

Civil engineer with its degree revalidated in Brazil. He works in the water sector for 39 years, with experience in several roles (technical and management). Today he is Director, legal representative of AGS in Brazil, non-executive member of the Board of Directors of two concessions in São Paulo and member of the Management Committee of two operating and maintenance consortia in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

He was responsible for the administration of nine concessions (three in Brazil, two in Macau and four in Portugal).

He worked twelve years in Macau (southern China) and eight years in Brazil.

Quality policy


The certification of AGS to manage the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructures under Concession, institutionalised public-private partnerships, or Service Provision was a groundbreaking measure in the water sector, resulting, over the years that followed, in well-established benefits for the clients, for AGS, and for society in general.

The implementation of NP EN ISO 9001 (Quality), NP EN ISO 14001 (Environment) and OHSAS 18001 / NP 4327 (Safety) standards led to the implementation of a series of internal procedures and methodologies that have allowed the company to work in a consistent and robust way, but still remaining extremely flexible across the entire AGS universe.

AGS has developed an integrated Management System, which was implemented in phases:


  1. ISO 9001

    Certification
    ISO 9001

    2002

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    2003


  3. ISO 14001

    Certification
    ISO 14001

    2004

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    2005

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    2006


  6. OHSAS 18001

    Certification
    OHSAS 18001

    2007

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AGS – Administração e Gestão de Sistemas de Salubridade, S.A.
Lagoas Park, Edifício 6 – Piso 0A
2740-244 Porto Salvo
Portugal

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