Patrick Pichette is a Canadian businessperson. He was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Google Inc from 2008 until 2015. He is listed as a director amd board member for both Bombardier Inc. as well as the Trudeau Foundation. He is now a general partner at the venture capital fund iNovia Capital.
|Alma mater||Université du Québec à Montréal, Pembroke College, Oxford|
|Board member of||Twitter, Bombardier Inc., Trudeau Foundation|
|Awards||National Order of Québec|
He was born in Montreal. Pichette holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (1987) and an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Pembroke College, Oxford. He received a Rhodes scholarship.
In March 2015, he announced he would retire to travel the world. He said he retired to "enjoy a perfectly fine midlife crisis full of bliss and beauty.” He was succeeded as CFO by Ruth Porat.
In April 2018, he announced he will be joining, Inovia Capital, a venture capital firm in Montreal. After becoming a general partner at iNovia Capital, and splitting his time between the firm's offices in Montreal, Toronto, and London, Pichette will head up Inovia's new office in London, announced in February 2019.
In June 2015, he received the National Order of Québec.
Pichette now lives in London, and is married to Tamar Pichette. He is involved in a conservation and research project with Nature Conservancy Canada in protecting Kenauk - a 65,000 acre territory between Montreal and Ottawa. http://kenauk.com and http://institutkenauk.org.
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Henri Pichette (1924–2000), French writer and poet
J. Roger Pichette (1921-2002), Canadian politician
Jean-François Pichette (born 1962), Canadian Francophone actor from Quebec
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