Tomás J. Torres Placa
Institute of Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability
Tomás Torres Placa serves as executive director of the Institute of Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability (ICSE-PR). He is an experienced licensed engineer with over 25 years of experience, and a licensed professional planner. He graduated with honors from engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. He also has a master’s degree in planning from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Torres Placa has experience in government and private sector as well as non-profit organizations. During his career he has worked in the Electric Power Authority, in the pharmaceutical and high-tech industry, construction, housing development and as a consultant.
Torres Placa is a former member of the Puerto Rico Planning Board; chaired the Energy Committee of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association for the past two years; has lectured in Puerto Rico and abroad, highlighting energy and planning issues; and is an active member of the Institute of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican Planning Society.