Pelayo Covarrubias is a Business Engineer and MBA with extensive experience as a consultant to numerous companies and public organizations, in matters related to education, telecommunications, concessions, transport and other sectors of the economy. He has led various projects at the University of Desarrollo, the Municipality of Santiago, the SIPSA holding and the Bank of Chile among others.
In 1999 he received the Young Leader of the Year award given by Diario Financiero newspaper and today Pelayo is currently President of the Fundación País Digital and Director at University of Desarrollo, vice chairman of Hubtec and La Protectora Foundation and member of the board of many private and public companies. He also is founder and shareholder of Globe companies and anchorman of CNN program of Science, Technology and Innovation
Fundación País Digital is an institution that works for the development and massification of technology in Chile in the areas of education, smart cities and digital development and University of Desarrollo is known not only for its academic excellence, but also for its entrepreneurial hallmark. This feature has earned it a place of privilege in higher education in Chile and Latin America a mere 20 years since it was founded. Entrepreneurship is a characteristic that distinguishes its students and professors.