Director, Observatory for Energy and Sustainable Development - Catholic University of Uruguay
Omar Paganini, born in Montevideo in 1962, is an Electrical Engineer graduated from the National University in Uruguay, with graduate studies in business administration from the Catholic University. He founded an engineering company in the automation services sector in 1990, a start up that developed software products and services for the manufacturing sector. Later on he worked as plant manager, and moved on to practice consulting in operations and technology in Uruguay and other countries in South America. From 2003 to 2012 he was Dean at the School of Engineering in the Catholic University at Montevideo, where at present he is Vice-rector of Development and Economic Resources. He has been member of several committees of the National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII), and a consultant at this Agency for the design and implementation of several innovation and entrepreneurship programs. Together with Uruguay's other engineering school deans he has proposed and carried out several initiatives aimed at the promotion of active learning methodologies and entrepreneurship in engineering. He has been a member of the Executive Committee at “Ingenio”, a business incubator at Uruguay's National Technology Laboratory (LATU). He has integrated the National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CONICYT) from 2006 to 2012 and is a member of Uruguay’s National Engineering Academy since 2012.