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Executive Board


Diego Pavía

Chief Executive Officer

Diego Pavia has been CEO of EIT InnoEnergy since 2010. As a serial entrepreneur, he has created several companies during his career.


Bart de Beer

Chief Financial Officer

Bart has extensive experience in working with large multinationals, including Reed Elsevier and Cisco, where he held senior financial roles.


Elena Bou

Innovation Director

Elena Bou cofounded InnoEnergy in 2010 and since 2011 she is the Innovation Director and member of its executive board.


Frank Gielen

Education Director

Frank has extensive experience with R&D in the telecommunication and software technology sector as well as in raising venture capital, university-industry collaborative research and spin-off creation.


Kenneth Johansson

CEO of EIT InnoEnergy Scandinavia

Kenneth has worked for over 20 years in high tech manufacturing industry areas such as telecommunication, power conversion and renewable energies.


Mikel Lasa

CEO of EIT InnoEnergy Iberia

Mikel has an extensive experience in bridging research, business and education within the renewable energy sector.


Jakub Miler

CEO of EIT InnoEnergy Central Europe

Before joining InnoEnergy, Jakub worked for over 10 years in various international leadership positions in the engineering sector including mining, construction, and energy industries.


Christian Müller

CEO of EIT InnoEnergy Germany

Christian Müller studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and at the University of California, Berkley, United States. In 1996, he received his PhD in technical thermodynamics.


Jacob Ruiter

CEO of EIT InnoEnergy Benelux

Jacob has held various positions in a wide variety of companies all related to energy. In his previous role he was the Director, Country Manager Energy Advisory of Benelux at DNV GL.


Karine Vernier

CEO of EIT InnoEnergy France

Karine brings over 20 years of experience in the global energy industry, having successfully led numerous programmes in the clean energy sector, notably with energy giants ENGIE and GRTgaz.