Mr. Dias joined Solar Heat Europe in 2008, first as Operations Manager, later as Deputy Secretary General. He was appointed as Secretary General in April 2014. Mr. Dias holds a management degree from Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (IPVC) in Portugal, and has a large experience in both private sectors and the non-governmental sectors. He has worked previously in the heating sector, more specifically in gas retail and commercialisation of heating equipment. Mr. Dias speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.