Simon Olivier, MBA'97


Simon Olivier (MBA’97) was recently appointed as Director on the General Electric Canada board of directors.

Since 2005, Mr. Olivier is the General Manager, North-East USA & Canada for GE Energy Infrastructure - Power & Water. He is responsible to grow the portfolio of technologies, which include the renewable products (wind, solar, biogas) as well as the conventional products such as gas and steam turbines as well as the gasification process & licensing. Under his tenure, annual revenues for the region have grown in excess of $2 B.

In 2003, Mr. Olivier has served as the Country Manager for the Wind Energy with the mandate to start-up the renewable business in Canada. He played a key role in successfully implemented the winning strategy for several wind projects across Canada (Alberta, Quebec & Ontario) as well as winning the largest wind order for GE globally in 2004.

He came to GE Energy from GE Capital where he held various positions from Black Belt to Account Manager and later as the Senior Manager for the Corporate Aircraft Financing Group in Canada.

Prior to joining GE Capital, he spent five (5) years with Air Canada as an industrial engineer and later as consultant in Business Innovation. Mr. Olivier started his career by an internship with GE Hydro as a manufacturing engineer in 1992.

Mr. Olivier is a Director of the General Electric Canada board. He also received the "2009 Young Business Leader of Quebec" award. Mr. Olivier graduated with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Polythechnique de Montreal and an MBA from McGill University. He received his six-sigma black belt certification in 2001.