Patrick Pichette

Patrick Pichette
Born Montreal, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Université du Québec à Montréal, Pembroke College, Oxford
Occupation Investor
Years active Businessperson
Employer iNovia
Board member of Bombardier, Trudeau Foundation
Awards National Order of Québec

Patrick Pichette is a Canadian businessperson. He was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Google Inc from 2008 until 2015.[1] He is now a general partner at the venture capital fund iNovia Capital.[2]

Early life and education

He was born in Montreal.[3] 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.[1] He received a Rhodes scholarship.


Before joining Google, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Bell Canada from 2001 until 2008.

He was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Google Inc from 2008 until 2015.[1]

In April 2011, it was announced that Pichette would also be taking over human resources responsibilities within Google from vice president Laszlo Bock,[4] and business operations from Shona Brown.[5]

In March 2015, he announced he would retire to travel the world.[6][7] He said he retired to "enjoy a perfectly fine midlife crisis full of bliss and beauty.”[2] He was succeeded as CFO by Ruth Porat.

In April 2018, he announced he will be joining a venture capital firm in Montreal.[3][8][9] He is now a general partner at iNovia Capital. He will split his time between the firm's offices in Montreal, Toronto, and London.[2]


He is a board member of Twitter, the Trudeau Foundation, and is also on the advisory board of startups including Lightspeed POS, Boosted Boards, Zoona, OkHi, and Arctoris.


In June 2015, he received the National Order of Québec.

Personal life

Pichette now lives in London, and is married to Tamar Pichette.[3] He is involved in an important conservation and research project with Nature Conservancy Canada in protecting Kenauk - a 65,000 acre territory between Montreal and Ottawa. and


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