– USA, CA – Twitter Inc (NASDAQ: TWTR) announced that following its 2020 annual meeting of stockholders held on May 27, 2020, Board member Patrick Pichette has been named Chair of its Board of Directors.
Patrick Pichette, who had been the lead independent director since the end of 2018, will replace Omid Kordestani who will stay on the Board as a director.
About Patrick Pichette
Patrick Pichette has served as a member of Twitter’s board of directors since December 2017.
Since April 2018, Mr. Pichette has served as a general partner at Inovia Capital, a Canadian venture capital firm. From August 2008 until May 2015, Mr. Pichette served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Google. From January 2001 until July 2008, Mr. Pichette served as an executive officer of Bell Canada Enterprises Inc., a telecommunications company, including, in his last position, as President, Operations for Bell Canada, and previously as EVP, CFO, and EVP of Planning and Performance Management. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Pichette was a principal at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. From 1994 to 1996, he served as VP and CFO of Call-Net Enterprises Inc., a Canadian telecommunications company.
Mr. Pichette holds an M.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Université du Québec à Montréal.
Other Public Company Board Service: Lightspeed POS Inc., a provider of e-commerce and point of sale solutions (September 2018 – Present); Bombardier Inc., a manufacturer of airplanes and trains (October 2013 – November 2017)
About Omid Kordestani
Omid Kordestani served as the Executive Chairman of Twitter from October 2015 to May 2020. From August 2014 to August 2015, Mr. Kordestani served as SVP and Chief Business Officer at internet search company Google Inc.. From May 1999 to April 2009, Mr. Kordestani served as SVP of Global Sales and Business Development at Google. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Kordestani served as VP of Business Development at Netscape Communications Corporation.
Prior to joining Netscape Communications Corporation, Mr. Kordestani held positions in business development, product management and marketing at The 3DO Company, Go Corporation and Hewlett-Packard Company.
Mr. Kordestani holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.
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