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Board of Directors - Biography


Jacques Bougie, O.C.

  • Chair of the Governance and Ethics Committee; 
  • Member of the Human Resources Committee

Mr. Bougie is a corporate director and was President and CEO of Alcan Inc. from 1993 to 2001. Mr. Bougie joined Alcan in 1979 and held various positions in the fields of operations, major project development, planning and general management. He became President and COO of Alcan in 1989, which position he held until 1993 when he was appointed President and CEO. Prior to joining Alcan, Mr. Bougie held various responsibilities in the information technologies and education sectors.

Mr. Bougie is chairman of Atrium Innovations Inc. and a director of CSL Group Inc. and McCain Foods Limited. An active community volunteer, Mr. Bougie chairs the Advisory Board of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and was designated Volunteer of the year, Quebec Chapter, in 2010. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Bougie has served on the boards of Alcan Inc., AbitibiBowater Inc. (formerly Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. and now Resolute Forest Products Inc.), BCE Mobile Communications Inc., Bell Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, Nova Chemicals Corporation, Novelis Inc., Rona Inc. and the Gairdner Foundation. Mr. Bougie is a law and business graduate from the Université de Montréal and received Honorary Doctorates from the Université de Montréal in 2001 and McGill University in 2010. Mr. Bougie was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1994.