Former Google CFO Named Board Chairman at Twitter

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On Tuesday, Twitter announced that former Google CFO Patrick Pichette will become the new chairman of the board.

Former Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette was appointed to Twitter's chairman position on Tuesday, according to CNBC.

Pichette has been a board member at Twitter since 2017. Prior to his board seat, he served as Google's CFO from 2008-2015. "Given the strength and depth of Twitter's management team and Board, we believe that now is the right time to evolve our governance structure in-line with best practices," Pichette said.

Current chairman Omid Kordestani, who has served since October 2015 and is also a former Google executive, will still remain on the board. "I have seen firsthand the significant changes Twitter has undertaken to strengthen and stabilize its leadership structure to achieve long-term sustainable growth and feel confident that I can now step back from my active role as executive chair," Kordestani said.

Twitter's board of directors seems to be developing a trend of hiring former Google executives.

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