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Patrick Pichette

  • Director 2003
  • Member 2018
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Chair of the Board of Directors / General Partner
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation / iNovia Capital

Patrick Pichette is General Partner at iNovia Capital, a venture capital firm, since April 2018. He has over 25 years of experience in the management and financial operations of the technology and telecommunications sector, including seven years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Google (2008 to 2015). During his time at Google, he managed the financial activities and most functions of the company. Previously, he held various executive positions at Bell Canada, McKinsey & Company and Call-Net Enterprises.

Chair of the Board of Directors of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation since November 2018, Patrick Pichette has been a director of the Foundation since 2003 and a chair of the Finance and Investment Committee. In addition, he acts as an investor, advisor and board member for many start-up companies around the world, including Zoona (Sub-Saharan Africa), OkHi (Kenya), Boosted Boards (Mountain View) and Arctoris (UK).

During his distinguished career, Patrick Pichette received many honors, including the Order of Quebec (2015) and Chief Financial Officer of the Year at Silicon Valley (2015). Patrick Pichette holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University (as part of a Rhodes Scholarship).