David Herrero Fuentes is the Chief Operating Officer of Grupo Fertiberia, serving also on its board of directors. David joined Grupo Fertiberia in 2001, holding different executive positions both at site and corporate level. David is also board member of Fertilizers Europe, the European fertilizer producer’s association where he also serves as chairman of its Technical and Environmental Committee. In addition, David currently co-chairs one of the roundtables of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance initiative in the EU. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College of London and Universidad Politécnica of Madrid.
Diego graduated as an electrical engineer, major in electronics and automation, from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
In 1988, at the start of his professional career, Diego co-founded Knowledge Engineering, a start-up dealing with industrial controls systems using artificial intelligence and neural networks. Three years later, he joined Sema Group. In SchlumbergerSema, Diego led multicultural teams all over the world in the field of energy, managing revenues of 650M$. Between 2002 and 2010, Diego was the CEO of Atos Origin, a eading international consulting firm, where he was responsible for Spain and South America, with about 9000 employees and a turnover of 450M€.
Since 2010, Diego has been CEO of EIT InnoEnergy, today the biggest accelerator in sustainable energy in he western world [300+ ventures in the portfolio, mostly CAPEX heavy, of which 3 Unicorns and several entaurus]
Diego, as a serial entrepreneur, has created 7 companies in his lifetime.