Caesar Sengupta, the long-time head of Google’s Next Billion Users initiative, is leaving the company next month, he acknowledged Monday. Sengupta, who additionally additionally led the company’s funds industry within the past three years, is leaving the firm after nearly 15 years.
A unheard of fixture at Google’s events in India, Brazil, and Indonesia, Sengupta (pictured above) is greatest acknowledged outside the company for leading the company’s Next Billion Users unit, an initiative to do net and companies and products more accessible to users in growing markets.
As part of Next Billion Users initiative, Google brought net connectivity to a entire bunch of railway stations and other public areas in India and other markets (then shut down Web site), launched Google Pay in India (which unlike Google Pay within the U.S., wasn’t developed atop credit rating playing cards) and constructed several merchandise equivalent to Android Lumber, Datally, Kormo Jobs and the Files apps.
Ahead of Next Billion Users unit, Sengupta served as VP and Product Lead at ChromeOS, the company’s desktop working system that powers Chromebooks.
“After 15 years with Google, Caesar Sengupta has made a non-public decision to hump away the company and initiate something entrepreneurial outside of Google. By his time at Google, Caesar has played a key role in starting, constructing and leading initiatives equivalent to ChromeOS, Next Billion Users and Google Pay. We are mad to sight what he builds next and wish him the appropriate in his original lunge,” acknowledged a Google spokesperson in an announcement. Sengupta’s original repute at the firm is VP and GM of Next Billion Users and Payments.
Congratulations @caesars for an very good long innings @Google. Thank you for the mountainous contributions over 15 years. Now that you simply helped the #NextBillion rating online, we await your next innings There are soundless 3 Billion humans now not connected to the salvage! Your entire greatest Caesar! https://t.co/vrrYtJquHO
— Rajan Anandan (@RajanAnandan) March 22, 2021
“To the many, many Googlers working in Africa, APAC, LATAM and MENA, it has been animated to hear your voices exercise more weight within the merchandise Google builds. I do know there is so noteworthy more work to finish,” Sengupta wrote in an e-mail to his colleagues, which he additionally shared publicly.
“Nonetheless we are light years ahead of the do we had been appropriate a short time within the past. You’ve helped digitize your economies, made Google genuinely feel local and driven Google’s investment into your international locations to unprecedented levels,” wrote the Asia-basically basically based executive. Sengupta didn’t fragment what he plans to finish next.
Under Sengupta’s discover, Google additionally made several investments in startups in Asia. All these investments consist of Bangalore-basically basically based supply startup Dunzo, Android lockscreen developer Peep, and widespread news and entertainment app Dailyhunt.