Olivier Olivier Pellegrin

Olivier Pellegrin


Over 20 years of experiences and success in providing customized services in business development, project management, coaching and advisory support with the aim of maximizing growth and improving business performance for companies of various size in various industrial sectors. Proven track record of excellently executed project management, successful supported companies and grateful entrepreneur clients.

Functional skills and areas of impact include:
Critical thinking | Problem-solving | Change Management | Strategic planning | Organizational skills | Creativity | Out-of-the box thinking | Cross-functional and cross-cultural team management

Expériences professionnelles

Independent senior business advisor and project manager

Synergie Industries Inc. , Whitehorse

De Janvier 2004 à Aujourd'hui

Through the successful Yukon Business Development Project (http://www.ybdp.ca) funded by the Indian and Northern Affairs of Canada, Yukon Government, Yukon Technology Innovation Center and Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, my responsibilities and accomplishments are in:

- Advising and coaching in expertise areas including the «best practices» in management, business development, marketing strategies, lean manufacturing, governance, international development in over 42 firms of various size and sectors as well in manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and services and through multicultural environments (such as First Nations, French and English entrepreneurs and staffs)

- Creating and managing over 120 Business Advisory Boards (BAB) and BAB consulting sessions with over 260 complementary and prominent experts around the world relevant to the industrial sectors of the businesses and to their specialized needs. Providing the “best practice” advices and suggestions based on proven successes for business development and growth. Each BAB session has ended with the generation of a comprehensive list of prioritized actions and projects for the client company to carry out with my full implementation support and coaching and to attain its business goals.

- Being regularly invited as speaker at the Annual Yukon Economical Summit conferences for the business and governmental leaders, the Annual General Assemblies of the Chambers of Commerce, the Yukon conference of the Council of Northern Economic Developers (CNED) in 2014 and also at the National Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) conference at Iqaluit in Nunavut in 2012. My speeches were about the innovative and successful concepts and processes in business support for companies experimented in the frame of the Yukon Business Development Project or the usable and inspiring lessons and tools in business development from my professional experiences.

Director, project manager and business advisor

AFY , Whitehorse

De Avril 2002 à Mars 2004

- Founded and managed the Technology and Innovation division under AFY
- Provided consultancy and senior analytical support to the Yukon organizations and entrepreneurs
- Created and managed multimedia and Web projects
- Recruited and managed teams of professionals and technicians in the ICT sector
- Funded applied research projects from governmental organizations
- Assisted the Canadian Government at Ottawa through the ICT program Francommunautés Virtuelles
- Provided training in management of software, information and communication technologies to adults

C.e.o., project manager and business advisor

Synergie Industries Inc. , Whitehorse

De Janvier 1995 à Janvier 2004

- Founded and managed the consulting, research and development firm Synergie Industries Inc.
- Provided consultancy and senior analytical support to a wide range of firms in various sectors
- Created and managed applied research projects
- Recruited and managed teams of professionals, technicians, manufacturers, tool makers and sellers
- Developed products, processes and software
- Funded research and development projects from governmental and private sources
- Developed partnerships with private firms and public organizations for several R&D projects
- Partnered with the Canadian Patent Office for advisory services in intellectual property to the clients

Internship project manager


De Février 1989 à Août 1989

- Searched for and elaborated new European applied research projects in the framework of the programs of the European Economic Community (EUREKA, ESPRIT, BRITE/EURAM, COMETT, SPRINT, etc.)

Internship engineer student,


De Septembre 1987 à Février 1988

- Computerized a statistical and quality process for manufacturing (Statistical Process Control) for the Quality Control Department

- Completed a study about the control and quality processes in manufacturing at VOLVO A.B., Quality Control Department

Founder and director of the applied research service


Founded and managed the applied research service
Created and managed the applied research projects
Taught several courses in management, manufacturing and quality control for adults and teachers of the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup.

Teaching assistant in marketing


Formations complémentaires

Master (M.Sc.) in Project Management and business studies in Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Université du Québec à Montréal - Administration, Management, International Business, Business Development and Marketing Strategy

1990 à 1991

Master in Project Management (Master of Science, M.Sc.) accredited by the global Project Management Institute (PMI)

Postgraduate Degree (DESS) in Management of Engineering and Construction Projects

Université de Montréal - Ecole polytechnique de Montréal - Administration

1989 à 1990

Program jointly offered by the École Polytechnique (engineering school) and the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (business school)

ENGINEER postgraduate, Engineering Schools

Université de Technologie de Compiègne - Major in Mechanical Engineering with the main focus on the systemic design of products

1986 à 1989

I also completed a complementary education in Technology and Development of International Business

Mathématiques Supérieures et Spéciales TA

Lycée Technique Voillaume, Paris, France

1983 à 1986

Technological preparatory classes TA (mechanical, electronics, electrical) to Engineering Schools

Technical high school degree in Mechanical Production (Btn F1),

Lycée Argouges

1980 à 1983


Yukon Search and Rescue


Yukon Alpine Club



Parcours officiels

UTC – 1989


Français - Langue maternelle

Anglais - Courant


Change management
see resume

Centres d'intérêt

  • Wilderness
  • Mountaineering
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Writing of poetic and humorous essays and stories
  • Attendance at any cultural event and activities