Diego Pavía graduated as electrical engineer from the Polytechnical University of Madrid. His first professional experience, in 1988, was as co-founder and CEO of a start-up, Knowledge Engineering, dealing with industrial controls systems using artificial intelligence and neural networks. Three years later he joined Sema Group, and started a long career with private companies.
In SchlumbergerSema, Diego headed multicultural working groups in the field of energy, with revenues of $650M. Between 2002 and 2010, Diego was the CEO of Atos Origin, a leading international IT service provider with about 9,000 employees, and an annual turnover of €450M.
Diego has been CEO of EIT InnoEnergy, since 2010. As a serial entrepreneur, Diego has created seven companies in his lifetime.