Jean-François Cyr, CPA, joined Alcoa’s ranks in 2004 as a Regional Financial Analyst. In 2007, he was named Chief Executive Officer of the Bécancour Rod Plant before returning to Montréal to occupy, in 2009, the position of Regional Director of Finance. He was then appointed to the Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products board of directors. In 2011, he was entrusted with a new responsibility, that of the Engineering segment, and later, at the beginning of 2014, that of the Quality segment (ABS), thus changing his position to Vice-President, Finance, Engineering and Quality (ABS). In September 2014, he was appointed Vice-President, Operations – Canada and Iceland, inheriting the overall operational responsibility for primary products production at the smelters in Baie-Comeau, Deschambault and Bécancour, the Fjardaal smelter in Iceland, and the anode plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in the United States.
Previous to joining Alcoa, Jean-François was Director of Finance of the company Blinds To Go from 1998 to 2004. He began his career in 1993 at Arthur Anderson’s Montréal offices where he first worked in the audit services department, and later, in the company’s fiscal services department.
Jean-François has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Cité de la santé de Laval since 2008. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Mouvement Québécois de la Qualité since February 2014.
Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Jean-François is a chartered accountant and member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec since 1995.