Jacynthe Côté

Candiac, Quebec, Canada

Director since: 2014

Independent Director

Ms. Côté is a Corporate Director. From 2009 until June 2014, Ms. Côté was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Alcan and she continued to serve in an advisory role until her retirement on September 1, 2014. Prior to 2009, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Alcan’s Primary Metal business group, following Rio Tinto’s acquisition of Alcan Inc. in October 2007. Ms. Côté joined Alcan Inc. in 1988 and she served in a variety of progressively senior leadership roles during her career, including positions in human resources, environment, health and safety, business planning and development and production/managerial positions in Quebec and England. Ms. Côté is a director of the Royal Bank of Canada, the lead director of Transcontinental Inc. and the board chair of Hydro Quebec. Ms. Côté formerly served as a director of Suncor Energy Inc. and currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Montreal Neurological Institute and as a board chair of Stainte-Justine Hospital Foundation and Allo Prof.

Ms. Côté has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Laval University.

Ms. Côté is Chair of the Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee and is a member of the Human Resources Committee.

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