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Twitter appoints Patrick Pichette to board

Patrick PichetteTwitter, a social networking service, announced the appointment of Patrick Pichette to the company's board of directors as a new independent director, effective December 1, 2017.
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Mr. Pichette is expected to join both the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Board.

Mr. Pichette has nearly 20 years of experience in financial operations and management in the technology and telecommunications sector.

He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Google Inc., a role he held from August 2008 until his retirement in May 2015.

Mr. Pichette 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, Mr. Pichette 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.

Mr. Pichette is a board member of Trudeau Foundation and Bombardier Inc., and serves as an advisor to Engineers Without Borders, Canada.

Mr. Pichette 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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