Victor Favela uses positive
energy to permit LNG projects


Meet Victor

With his relentless dedication to continuous learning and continuous excellence, Victor Favela has rightly earned the nickname "Mr. Results” from his NFE colleagues.

NFE employee

More than 25 years ago, he switched from civil structural design to the dynamic new world of natural gas distribution. "I fell in love with the natural gas industry and project management," he says. Since then, he has worked with industry leaders including Sempra, Kinder Morgan, Cheniere, and, for the past two years, New Fortress Energy as our Managing Director and Head of Permitting.

"I help NFE navigate the intricate regulatory landscape to secure approvals from key agencies," he explains. His ability to foster strong relationships and ensure compliance supports our acquisition of permits to keep the power flowing.

But for Victor, it's not just about the projects; it's about the people and the culture. "I love the fast pace of NFE,” he says. “I like the mentality of how to confront challenges in a positive way– thinking outside the box, and seeing the results.”

Those results include guiding his team to consistent success. "In 2023 alone, we submitted more than 100,000 pages of permit applications in Mexico and obtained all necessary permits," he says with pride in his team.

NFE employees standing together

Born and raised in the tranquil streets of Chihuahua, Mexico, Victor grew up with a deep sense of community and a commitment to leading by example, which he now passes on to the next generation. "I am highly motivated to be the best version of myself,” he says, “so I can be an example to my kids, or, as I call them now, ‘my mini adults’.”

Victor looks forward to continuing to stretch his boundaries. "Professionally, I would like to be able to be part of global projects that promote clean energy accessibility worldwide," he shares. “Personally, attending Formula 1 races is a passion I’m eager to continue. I’ve been fortunate to experience the excitement in Austin and Mexico City, and I hope to attend races at all circuits around the world.”

With his unwavering determination and leadership, Victor is shaping and clearing the way for the future of energy. We’re grateful he brings his positive energy to us at NFE, sharing his invigorated approach to help ignite ideas and power our projects toward success.