Congratulations @caesars for a remarkable long innings @Google. Thank you for the tremendous contributions over 15 years. Now that you assisted the #NextBillion get online, we await your next innings There are still 3 Billion people not connected to the internet! All the very best Caesar! https://t.co/vrrYtJquHO
— Rajan Anandan (@RajanAnandan) March 22, 2021
Caesar Sengupta, the veteran head of Googles Next Billion Users initiative, is leaving the company next month, he stated Monday. Sengupta, who additionally likewise led the businesss payments service in the previous 3 years, is leaving the firm after almost 15 years.
A regular fixture at Googles events in India, Brazil, and Indonesia, Sengupta (imagined above) is best known outside the business for leading the companys Next Billion Users system, an effort to make internet and services more accessible to users in establishing markets.
As part of Next Billion Users initiative, Google brought internet connection to hundreds of train stations and other public locations in India and other markets (then shut down Station), released Google Pay in India ( which unlike Google Pay in the U.S., wasnt developed atop charge card) and developed several products such as Android Go, Datally, Kormo Jobs and the Files apps.
Prior to Next Billion Users system, Sengupta worked as VP and Product Lead at ChromeOS, the businesss desktop operating system that powers Chromebooks.
” After 15 years with Google, Caesar Sengupta has actually made an individual choice to leave the business and begin something entrepreneurial beyond Google. Through his time at Google, Caesar has actually played a key function in beginning, building and leading efforts such as ChromeOS, Next Billion Users and Google Pay. We are excited to see what he develops next and wish him the very best in his new journey,” stated a Google representative in a declaration. Senguptas present position at the company is VP and GM of Next Billion Users and Payments.
“To the many, lots of Googlers working in Africa, APAC, LATAM and MENA, it has been inspiring to hear your voices take more weight in the items Google builds. I understand there is a lot more work to do,” Sengupta wrote in an email to his associates, which he also shared publicly.
“But we are light years ahead of where we were simply a brief time earlier. Youve helped digitize your economies, made Google feel local and driven Googles financial investment into your nations to unprecedented levels,” composed the Asia-based executive. Sengupta didnt share what he prepares to do next.
Under Senguptas watch, Google also made a number of investments in startups in Asia. A few of these financial investments consist of Bangalore-based shipment startup Dunzo, Android lockscreen designer Glance, and popular news and entertainment app Dailyhunt.
” After 15 years with Google, Caesar Sengupta has actually made an individual choice to begin and leave the company something entrepreneurial outside of Google. Through his time at Google, Caesar has played a crucial function in beginning, structure and leading efforts such as ChromeOS, Next Billion Users and Google Pay. We are thrilled to see what he builds next and wish him the best in his brand-new journey,” stated a Google spokesperson in a declaration. Youve assisted digitize your economies, made Google feel local and driven Googles investment into your nations to unprecedented levels,” wrote the Asia-based executive.