Jacynthe Côté ICD.D
Chair, Royal Bank of Canada, Transcontinental Inc., Chair, Hydro-Québec, Alloprof, Finning International Inc.
Jacynthe Côté is Chair of the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada. She has also been Chair of the Board of Directors of Hydro-Québec since 2018 and will complete her term in May 2023. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Alcan (mining and metallurgical company) from 2009 to 2014. Previously, Ms. Côté was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Alcan's Primary Metal business unit. She joined Alcan Inc. in 1988 and held various senior management positions there during her 26-year career.
Ms. Côté is a member of the boards of directors of Transcontinental Inc. and Finning International Inc. She is chair of the board of directors of Alloprof and a member of the board of directors of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.
Ms. Côté holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Laval University and was awarded honorary doctorates by Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and Université de Montréal (HEC Montréal).