Google has chosen Patrick Pichette as its new CFO.
Pichette will report to Google chairman and chief executive officer Eric
Schmidt on 1 August and will start his CFO duties later on in the month.
Most recently, Pichette served as president of operations at Bell Canada, a
global communications company.
Pichette brings nearly 20 years of experience in financial operations and
management in the telecommunications sector, including seven years at Bell
Canada, which he joined in 2001 as executive vice president of planning and
During his time at Bell Canada, he held various executive positions,
including CFO from 2002 to 2003, and was instrumental in the management of the
most extensive communications network in Canada and its ongoing migration to a
new national IP-based infrastructure.
Schmidt said: ‘Patrick brings the expertise and track record of a successful
CFO, along with the hands-on business experience of a seasoned operations
executive. This strong combination of skills and experience will be an important
addition to Google’s executive management team and will support our ongoing
efforts to increase value for our users, advertisers and partners.’
Pichette assumes responsibility for the company’s financial operations and
becomes CFO on 12 August.
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