Chairman of the Board, AAC
MANAGING DIRECTOR - ATLANTIC OPERATIONS, ALUMINIUM
Effective August 1, 2016, Gervais Jacques is the Managing director – Atlantic operations, Aluminium. Previously, he held the CCO position for Bauxite, alumina and aluminium, at Rio Tinto, the global leader in the aluminium industry.
Originaire de Thetford Mines, M. Jacques est marié à Nancy Jean et est père de trois enfants : Magalie, Charles et Antoine.
Following his graduation, Gervais joined Rio Tinto in 1991 as a chemical engineer. He has gone on to hold numerous positions at the company, ranging from Supervisor of Operations and later Superintendant and Manager at the Vaudreuil plant in Jonquière and Beauharnois, to Director of HR for the Primary Metal Group at the Aluminium head office in Montreal, as well as several management roles including COO, B&A Atlantic operations.
In 2004, he was nominated from a select group to complete a one month mandate in Australia/New Zealand for the Leadership Development Program of the Commonwealth countries, for case studies on leadership in the workforce in various service industries and corporations. In 2012, he completed the Strategic Leadership Program at the London Business School.
Gervais has been invested in community initiatives throughout his career. He is currently involved with “Pathways to Education,” a program that helps youth in low-income communities stay in school, graduate and pursue post-secondary education. He is also often called upon to represent the Aluminium product group at a wide variety of company functions.