Gerald Grandey was previously the President and CEO of Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium producers. He joined Cameco in 1993 as Senior Vice President, was appointed President in 2000 and CEO in 2003. In 2010, The Harvard Business Review recognized him as being one of the top 100 CEO’s in the world because of the value created for shareholders during his tenure. Mr. Grandey retired from Cameco in 2011.
Inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2013, Mr. Grandey was awarded the Canadian Nuclear Association’s Ian McRae Award in 2012 for his work in advancing nuclear energy in Canada. In 2011, he was nominated for the Oslo Business for Peace Award in recognition of his efforts to facilitate the dismantling of 20,000 Russian warheads (Megatons to Megawatts), with the resulting uranium used in nuclear energy plants for the generation of electricity. The US. Nuclear Energy Institute awarded Mr. Grandey the William S. Lee Award for leadership in the nuclear industry, noting his work to implement the Megatons to Megawatts agreement between the United States and Russia. In 2020, Mr. Grandey was named as a recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. Established in 1985, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit is a recognition of excellence, achievement and contributions to the social, cultural and economic well being of the province of Saskatchewan and its residents. The Order takes precedence over all other provincial honours and awards. Currently, Mr. Grandey serves as Chairman of the boards of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation and of Rare Elements Resources, a mineral resource company focused on rare earth extraction and recovery. Formerly, Mr. Grandey was a member of the boards of Nutrien Ltd, the world’s largest provider of crop nutrients, inputs and services, the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Canadian Oil Sands, Inmet Mining Corporation, Centerra Gold Inc., Sandspring Resources, and Bruce Power. Mr. Grandey has a degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a juris doctor degree from Northwestern University. He is on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Edwards School of Business and is Chairman Emeritus of the London-based World Nuclear Association.