Simon Olivier

Desautels Global Expert; Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, Agropur Dairy Cooperative



Simon Olivier is responsible for Agropur’s innovation and strategic positioning in the North American market to accelerate the cooperative’s growth. With almost 20 years of experience at General Electric, Mr. Olivier has held a number of management positions, including his most recent as Senior Vice President, Strategy, Innovation and Mergers & Acquisitions.

He was previously President and CEO – Renewable Energy for Canada and the Northeastern U.S., building a multi-billion dollar company. Before joining GE Canada, he spent five years working for Air Canada as an engineer.

Simon Olivier holds an engineering degree from École Polytechnique and an MBA in finance from McGill University. He was recently a board member for the Canadian Wind Energy Association and is a member of a McGill University group of experts on leadership and global strategy. In 2009, he received the Jeune leader d'affaires du Québec award. Simon Olivier is a sports enthusiast, who takes part in triathlons and marathons.

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