About Me

Hello, I’m David Oliver

Hello, my name is David Oliver. I am a Canadian citizen, born in Spain from Finish origins. I speak three languages fluently, but I can order beer in many more. Raised in a large family of nine siblings, my father was a notable entrepreneur and businessman who repeatedly transformed new industries.

After living and working around the world, today I feel grateful to call Canada’s West Coast home. I live in West Vancouver with my two young daughters and amazing wife, while I try to contribute and give back to Canada, a country that welcomed us fifteen years ago.

Today, I work at the crossroads of capital, technology and environment. After an extensive career in public and private organizations, I am currently focused on fostering a widespread use of low-carbon solutions for the betterment of fellow Canadians. If you would like to contribute, please reach out.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I would like to express my gratitude for the excellent and insightful mentoring my organization received from David.”

— Kate Moran, President. Ocean Networks Canada – UVic

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“David Oliver has been a bedrock which our company has relied upon during the development of the FGT project.”

— Casey McCawley, Vice President West Coast Operations. Parrish & Heimbecker

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

— AFRICAN PROVERB

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Work

In his early days, David lead the development of the nascent building automation sector in Spain, developing regulation, standardization bodies and training centres. After relocating to Canada in 2007, David lead the development of multi-million dollar capital power projects across North America, followed by a stint in the EMEA region based in Switzerland. Lately, David works to advance the wellbeing of fellow Canadians.

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Education

Educated by the Jesuits, David holds a Master in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Thermo-mechanics by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain, one of the leading universities in Europe. He has also attended prestigious schools such as IMD in Switzerland, or Caltech in California.

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Life

In his spare time, you will find David enjoying the outdoors with his family, hiking, camping, biking or snowboarding in the north shore mountains in Vancouver. During the summer months, David enjoys sailing and windsurfing around Howe Sound. David is also an avid chess player, a passion he shares with his young daughters.

Current Work

Strategic Advisory

C-level counsel on business strategy, capital projects, governance and regulatory matters.

Carbon Monetization

Development of human-based decarbonization solutions to foster widespread use of low-carbon products and services.

Getting things done


David provides counsel to C-level executives to support the development of large capital projects, particularly in the commodity sector. With over a hundred large projects under its belt, David has a wide range of expertise on key areas such as capital funding, project governance, procurement, permitting, and regulatory issues.

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David is proud to support local communities by providing guidance to local leaders. David provides strategic support to enable the development of much needed community and infrastructure projects, both on-reserve and off-reserve.


Publications

Project Development 1o1

Non-technical guidebook for First Nations, Canadian Municipalities and private organizations looking to successfully develop capital projects and achieve public funding.

ISBN: 978-1-7750179-0-5
First Edition: June 2017

Home and Building Automation Systems

Official building system integrator textbook in Spain. Spanish title: Instalaciones Automatizadas en Viviendas y Edificios

ISBN: 8448199464
First Edition: February 2005

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David Oliver is a multi-faceted entrepreneur working at the crossroads of capital, technology, and environment. He works relentlessly for the betterment of fellow Canadians.

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