Biography

A 15+ year global professional, I am a strategist supporting organizations execute on strategic initiatives.

Professionally, I specialize in C-level/Boardroom management, providing vision, strategic guidance, and program management expertise to clients across the globe. From executing infrastructure and resource capital projects across North America, to leading strategic trade organizations in Europe, to leading strategic initiatives and partnerships across Africa, Middle East and Europe, I excel engaging large groups on complex initiatives where business, governments and technology meet. My core area of expertise is the resource, infrastructure, utility and technology sectors, although I’ve been involved in others initiatives in the aerospace, military and manufacturing sectors.

IMG_8799Personally, I am a mix of Spanish and Finish cultures, speak three languages fluently, and understand a few others. I grew up in a family of nine siblings, where my father was one of the top entrepreneurs in Spain for decades in diverse sectors such as construction, satellite communications, and shipbuilding. I was educated in the Jesuits and had the opportunity to share lots of time with some of the most reputed influencers in Europe on diverse topics such as Bioethics, History, and Philosophy. Over the years I lived and worked in 3 continents, including North America, Europe, Africa and Middle East, which has given me a unique perspective of the world stage, and doing business, and interacting with different cultures. A couple of years ago my wife and I decided to travel the world with our 2 young daughters before relocating back to Vancouver, Canada.

I have always been prone to taking big calculated risks, and tend to follow that premise both in my personal and professional lives. I challenge myself constantly to do better, learn more, get better. Like the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, used to say: “No risk, no glory!“. I strongly believe we have a duty to do our best, and give back to others who do not have the same opportunities as we had.

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“A rare blend of thinker and doer…

“…one of the most outstanding professional I have ever worked with…

“An open minded executive capable of dealing with all kind of challenges…

“…strongly recommend David Oliver to organizations that are looking for guidance and direction…