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Twitter names ex-Google CFO Patrick Pichette as new board chairman

Key Points
  • Twitter on Tuesday appointed former Google chief financial officer Patrick Pichette as the company's new chairman of the board. 
  • Pichette takes over the role after joining Twitter's board of directors in 2017. He previously served as Google's CFO from 2008 until 2015.
  • Pichette is taking over the role from Omid Kordestani, who had served as Twitter's board chairman since October 2015.
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Twitter on Tuesday appointed former Google chief financial officer Patrick Pichette as the company's new chairman of the board. 

Pichette takes over the role after joining Twitter's board of directors in 2017. He previously served as Google's CFO from 2008 until 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 in a statement

Pichette is taking over the role from Omid Kordestani, another former Google executive. Kordestani has served as Twitter's executive chairman since October 2015. Kordestani will remain on Twitter's board, the company said.

"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 in a statement. 

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