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Erik J. Ryan

Executive Vice-President, Strategy, Marketing and External Relations

Erik J. Ryan is SNC-Lavalin’s Executive Vice-President, Strategy, Marketing and External Relations. Mr. Ryan is responsible for SNC-Lavalin’s strategic planning, corporate marketing, corporate communications, government and aboriginal affairs, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Ryan, a Quebec native, was previously Senior Vice-President Communications and External Relations at Rio Tinto Alcan, where he was in charge of the group’s global reputation management and stakeholder engagement strategy. Mr. Ryan joined Rio Tinto Alcan in 2002 in the Strategic Management Support team and then held positions of increasing responsibility, most notably in mergers and acquisitions, strategy and government negotiations.

Prior to this, Mr. Ryan worked with the Boston-based Monitor Group in the area of global strategic consulting. He has over 25 years of experience in various aspects of corporate external relations, including contract negotiations, business development, community relations, and strategy development and execution. Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard University. He also sits on several Canadian non-profit boards and has chaired many, such as the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and the Quebec Manufacturers and Exporters Association.