Enrique Laya

Director., Nexta


Latin America




Mechanical eng. with 38 yrs career in the oil & gas industry. Early career of 10 yrs in Venezuela in R&D in offshore construction, measurements and automation. Later developed a 17 yrs consulting and engineering practice in onshore-offshore Development Planning, Local Content Improvement consulting and Business Process Simulation for O&G logistics. Recent activity involved infrastructure project mgmt. with independent E&P companies in Colombia where he directed up to construction the first FLNG project worldwide. Current activity involves gas markets and energy consultancy together with LNG business development.

Why did you decide to be an IIC judge?

quote When I knew about IIC I thought "This can be as great as the Open Courseware where MIT´s education content was opened to the Globe"

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020