Lunch and Learn with Patrick Pichette

Everyone is responsible for making the world a better place

Patrick Pichette, Google CFO, speaks in Montreal



On October 24 2014, the Quebec Division of Muscular Dystrophy Canada was happy to welcome Mr. Patrick Pichette, Senior Vice president and Chief Financial Officer of Google.

Mr. Pichette spoke on the importance of social responsibility for businesses, and philanthropy for everyone.

Nearly 600 people gathered to hear Mr. Pichette discuss his professional journey and the worldwide success of his company where social responsibility is perfectly integrated with the company’s values.

“You can do it here and now,” says Pichette. “There’s no need to wait and no need for excuses to make the world a better place.”

Watch the video to hear more:



Patrick Pichette is Google’s chief financial officer. He has 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 performance management. During his time at Bell Canada, he held various executive positions, including CFO from 2002 until the end of 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. Prior to joining Bell Canada, Patrick was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he was a lead member of McKinsey’s North American Telecom Practice. He also served as vice president and chief financial officer of Call-Net Enterprises Inc., a Canadian telecommunications company.

Patrick is a board member of Trudeau Foundation and Bombardier Inc., and serves as an advisor to Engineers Without Borders, Canada. Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Université du Québec à Montréal. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.


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