Diego Pavía, born 1963, studied electrical engineering and specialized in electronics and automation at the Polytechnical University of Madrid. 

Diego has done all his professial career at private companies (Knowledge Engineering, Sema Group, Schlumberger, Atos Origin), heading multicultural working groups all over the world, and also in the field of energy. 

Before joining KIC InnoEnergy, his last assignment frm 2002-2010 was CEO of Atos Origin, a leading international IT service provider, where he was responsible for Spain and South America, about 9000 employees, and an annual turnover of EUR 450 million. From 2006 to 2010, Diego chaired the Spanish Consultancy Association (AEC), in which all leading IT enterprises in Spain are represented.

Since 2010 Diego is the CEO of KIC InnoEnergy, the leading engine in innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable energy, with an annual industrial plan in 2015 close to 380M€.