Patrick Pichette

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Patrick Pichette is an executive who was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Google Inc from 2008 until 2015.[1]


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 (2001–2008). He is a board member of Bombardier, the Trudeau Foundation, and is also on the advisory board of startups including Boosted Boards, Zoona, and OkHi.

In April 2011, it was announced that Pichette would also be taking over human resources responsibilities within Google from vice president Laszlo Bock,[2] and business operations from Shona Brown.[3]

In March 2015, he announced he would retire to travel the world.[4][5] He was succeeded as CFO by Ruth Porat. In June 2015, he received the National Order of Québec.


  1. ^ a b Bell Canada Executive Patrick Pichette to Join Google Executive Team
  2. ^ "Google CFO to take on HR duties". HR Grapevine. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Liz Gannes (April 11, 2011). "More Google Management Changes: CFO Patrick Pichette Adds BizOps and HR to His Duties". All Things D. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  4. ^ Guyunn, Jessica (10 March 2015). "Google CFO Patrick Pichette to retire". USA Today. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Patrick Pichette (March 10, 2015). "Blog posting". Google Plus. Retrieved January 26, 2017.