Copland Lecture by Rio Tinto Chief Executive

Copland Lecture by Rio Tinto Chief Executive

Mar 20
CEDA welcomes Chief Executive of Rio Tinto, Jean-Sébastien Jacques, a highly respected thought leader across a wide range of geopolitical and economic issues within the mining industry and more broadly.


Jean-Sébastien Jacques, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto

Event overview

CEDA's Copland Lecture has brought to the CEDA lectern the views and perspectives of a distinguished list of international figures - Nobel Laureates, business leaders and politicians.

We are delighted to welcome Rio Tinto Chief Executive, Jean-Sébastien Jacques, to deliver the Copland Lecture in 2018.

Meet the speaker

Jean-Sébastien Jacques
Chief Executive, Rio Tinto

Jean-Sébastien was appointed Chief Executive of Rio Tinto in July 2016. Prior to this he was Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto’s Copper group in 2013 and Chief Executive of the Copper and Coal group in February 2015. He led the transformation of this group, delivering a step-change in both safety and cash performance whilst reshaping the portfolio to focus on a core of the highest-quality assets. He also had responsibility for two growth projects, Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia and Resolution in the US, both of which saw significant progress during his tenure. 

Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Jean-Sébastien spent more than 15 years working in various roles across Europe, South East Asia, India and the US. He covered a wide range of operational and functional positions for the aluminium, bauxite and steel industries and more notably served as Group Director, Strategy for Tata Steel Group from 2007 to 2011.

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