Twitter’s board is swapping Pepsi CFO Hugh Johnston for ex-Google CFO Patrick Pichette.
Johnston is leaving Twitter to join Microsoft’s board, he said in a series of tweets Tuesday. Pichette is joining Twitter’s board after retiring as Google’s CFO in 2015 and completing a two-year sabbatical.
Interestingly, Pichette doesn’t seem to be much of a Twitter user. His account says he joined the service in February 2017 and his first tweet was published Tuesday announcing his appointment to the board.
Absolutely thrilled to join the @Twitter board! A company that has such influence and impact on the world.
— Patrick Pichette (@pichette) September 19, 2017
Pichette’s connection to Twitter likely comes through the company’s executive chairman, Omid Kordestani?, who was Google’s chief business officer until 2015.
“Patrick is one of the most experienced and successful financial leaders in the technology industry, and we’re excited that he will be joining Twitter’s Board later this year,” Kordestani said in a statement. “Patrick helped guide Google during a period of tremendous growth and innovation, and his industry insight and financial acumen are second to none. Patrick will bring a unique perspective to Twitter, and we’re confident that everyone at the Company will benefit from his involvement on the Board.”
This isn’t the first shakeup on Twitter’s board this year: longtime board member and Benchmark partner Peter Fenton stepped down in May.
Big news: Patrick @Pichette is joining the Twitter Board! Welcome Patrick! Thrilled to have you.
— jack (@jack) September 19, 2017