About Me

Hello, my name is David Oliver. I am a Canadian citizen, born in Spain from a family originally from Finland. Raised in a 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 reside in beautiful West Vancouver, Canada, with my two young daughters and amazing wife, while I try to contribute and give back to Canada, a country that welcomed us over a decade ago.

Please do not hesitate to reach out.

“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.

What others are saying


Kate Moran, President. Ocean Networks Canada – UVic

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


Casey McCawley, VP Western Operations. Parrish & Heimbecker, Ltd.

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


Javier Zamora, Professor Practice of Management. IESE Business School

“David combines an excellent technical background with a clear business vision of the industry value chain.”

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

About Me

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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