Jacynthe Côté was elected to Suncor’s Board of Directors effective February 3, 2015.
Ms. Côté was president and chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Alcan from 2009 until June 2014. She previously 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 2007.
Ms. Côté joined Alcan Inc. in 1988 and served in a variety of progressively senior leadership roles during her 26 year career, including positions in human resources, environment, health and safety, business planning and development and production/management positions in Quebec and in England.
Ms. Côté holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Laval University and currently serves as a director on the boards of the Royal Bank of Canada, Finning International Inc. and TransContinental Inc. She also serves as a member of the advisory board of the Montreal Neurological Institute, and of the board of directors of École Hautes Études Commerciales Montreal.