|Alma mater||Université du Québec à Montréal, Pembroke College, Oxford|
|Board member of||Twitter, Bombardier Inc., 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. 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.
Early life and education
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.
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 2019, Patrick became Chairman of OSI and brought CDL to Oxford.
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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- "INovia Sngas CFOs from Google and Blackberry to Lead Growth Fund", The Globe and Mail, April 11, 2018
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