Huy Nguyen is a humanitarian engineer, portrait artist, social entrepreneur and traveller.
His own physical challenges with a disability have given him a unique mindset when approaching real world engineering problems, enabling him to address them on a more personal and empathetic level. Huy sees that disability movement needs to move beyond a charity model towards entrepreneurship.
Huy is the founder and CEO of Enable Development, a social enterprise with a vision of a world where the value of people with disability is respected and appreciated, creating the opportunities to fully realise their impact as part of our global community.
Huy’s work across in Australia and neighbouring developing countries such as Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste has been recognised with numerous awards including the ACT Young Australian of the Year for 2014, ANU Young Alumnus of the year 2014, National Disability Awards 2014, Pride of Australia Medal 2013 and Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards – Emerging Leaders.