Ms. Jacynthe Côté assumes the role of Chair of the Board of the Royal Bank of Canada since 2023 and is a corporate director. From 2018 to May 2023, she served as Chair of the Board of Hydro-Québec (a Québec-owned organization generating, transmitting and distributing electricity). From 2009 to 2014, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Alcan, a metals and mining company, and thereafter served in an advisory role until she retired in September 2014. Prior to 2009, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Alcan’s Primary Metal business group. She joined Alcan Inc. in 1988 where she pursued a career of close to 26 years.
Ms. Côté sits on the board of Finning International Inc. since 2014 and serves as Chair of the Board of directors of Allô Prof, an organization offering free homework help to primary and secondary school children and general education to adults.