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Simon Olivier

Vice President, Business Development, GE Canada
Biography: 

Since 2012, Simon Olivier is the Vice President, Business Development for GE Canada.

Simon is responsible for identifying and leading ‘inorganic’ growth initiatives across the GE portfolio of products & services (Aviation, Energy, Capital, Healthcare, Home & Business Solutions). In partnership with the GE’s global BD team, he seeks opportunities for acquisition, JVs and partnerships that will expand GE’s global capabilities.

From 2005 to 2012, Simon Olivier is the General Manager, North-East USA & Canada for GE Energy – Renewables business. 

He is responsible to grow the portfolio of technologies, which include wind and solar products. Under his tenure, annual revenues for the region have grown in excess of $1.9B.

In 2003, Mr. Olivier has served as the Country Manager for the Wind Energy in Canada and he contributed to winning the largest wind order for GE globally in 2004. He came to GE Energy from GE Capital where he held various positions. Prior to joining GE Capital, he spent five (5) years with Air Canada as an industrial engineer.

 Mr. Olivier is a Director of the General Electric Canada board and he is also a Board Member of the CanWEA association. He also received the “2009 Young Business Leader of Quebec” award. Mr. Olivier graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from École Polythechnique de Montréal and an MBA from McGill University. He received his six-sigma black belt certification in 2001.

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