He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (1987) and an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Pembroke College, Oxford. He received a Rhodes scholarship.
Before joining Google, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Bell Canada (2001–2008). He is also on the advisory board of Engineers Without Borders (Canada), having previously served for several years on the organization's board of directors, many of those as board chair.
- Bell Canada Executive Patrick Pichette to Join Google Executive Team
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- Guyunn, Jessica (10 March 2015). "Google CFO Patrick Pichette to retire". USA Today. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
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