Diego is responsible for the management of Iberdrola´s 70 M€ venture capital program – Iberdrola Ventures - PERSEO, aimed at investing in smart energy start-ups. He joined Iberdrola in 2008 and since then he has contributed to the launch and management of the company´s venture program, engaging its activity with the corporate innovation strategy. Leading a team of investment professionals, he is responsible for the management of the program and the full life cycle of the investments, serving as a director in the board of key portfolio companies.
Addtionally Diego also leads the Technology Prospective Analysis unit in charge of assessing the potential of key technologies for the future of the energy sector.
After graduating, he developed his career in several roles related to engineering, technology development, innovation and entrepreneurship both in the Telco (Telefonica R&D and Eircom) and Energy sectors.
He holds an M.Sc in Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an executive degree in Venture Capital from the Walter A. Haas School of Business in the University of California at Berkeley.