Patrick Pichette has over 30 years of financial and operating expertise. He has led world-class companies like Google, McKinsey, Sprint Canada and Bell Canada to break through the complexities of ‘hyper-growth’ and digital transformations.

As CFO of Google from 2008 to 2015, he took an active part in Google’s growth agenda and ultimately supported the creation of the Alphabet structure. As part of Google’s executive committee, Patrick was involved in Google’s extensive corporate M&A agenda, engaging in close to 150 acquisitions, including Nest and Motorola. Patrick now sits Lightspeed POS Inc, where he serves as a Lead Independent Director. He was on the board of Twitter between 2017 and 2022. In addition, he has been an independent investor, advisor and board member to a number of startups and innovation networks around the world, including Neo4J (Sweden), Zwift (US/UK), Hopper and Wealthsimple (Canada) and Creative Destruction Labs, among others. Patrick, an active environmentalist through his Kenauk Project ( and, holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford, where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a BBA from UQAM.