Jacynthe Cote
Jacynthe Côté
Chair of the Board of Royal Bank of Canada and Corporate Director

Ms. Jacynthe Côté is Chair of the Board of Royal Bank of Canada since April 2023 and is a corporate director. From 2018 to May 2023, she was Chair of the Board of Hydro-Québec, a Québec-owned corporation generating, transmitting and distributing electricity. From 2009 until 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 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. She is a candidate for election to the board of directions of CGI Inc., an IT and business consulting services firm, at the annual meeting of shareholders of CGI Inc.


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