Patrick Pichette

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Patrick Pichette, Chair of the Board

Mr. Pichette has served as Lightspeed’s Chair of the Board since October 2018, bringing a wealth of experience building and scaling global companies. Mr. Pichette currently holds the role of General Partner at inovia capital, a Canadian venture capital firm, as well as serves as Independent Board Chair of Twitter. From August 2008 until May 2015, Mr. Pichette served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Google. From January 2001 until July 2008, Mr. Pichette served as an executive officer of Bell Canada Enterprises Inc., including, in his last position, as President, Operations for Bell Canada, and previously as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President of Planning and Performance Management. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Pichette was a principal at McKinsey & Company. From 1994 to 1996, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Call-Net Enterprises Inc., a Canadian telecommunications company.



Mr. Pichette holds a M.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Université du Québec à Montréal.