Pablo Otaola is a civil engineer, specialised in urban planning and transport. From January 2020 to July 2023 he served as the General Coordinator for Infrastructures and Projects at the municipality of Málaga. Between June 2004 and December 2018, he was the director of the Zorrotzaurre Management Commission, a public-private entity responsible for the urban development of the Zorrotzaurre peninsula in Bilbao. From 1993 to 2000, he served as the general director of Bilbao Ría 2000, a publicly owned company with projects aimed at the recovery of the Bilbao metropolitan area through interventions that integrate urban planning, transportation, and the environment. From 2003 to 2004, he was the deputy director of IVAM, the Institute of Modern Art in Valencia. Over the past 20 years, he has been a consultant for various international projects, serving as a member of the Quality Circle of Euralens, an initiative for the development of the city of Lens in northern France, around the new Louvre-Lens Museum. Additionally, he has been a member of the jury for various international architecture and urban planning competitions.