He said on Monday that Caesar Sengupta, the long-time head of Google’s Next Billion Users initiative, was leaving the company. Sengupta, who also led the company’s financing business for the past three years, is leaving the company after nearly 15 years. Sengupta (pictured above) best known outside the company for leading the company’s next billion-user unit at regular Google events in India, Brazil and Indonesia, an initiative to make it more accessible to users in the market and developing markets.
As part of the next billion-user initiative, Google introduced Internet connections to hundreds of railway stations and other public places and other markets in India (then closed stations), launching Google Pay In India (which was not like Google Pay in the United States). Upgraded above) and built a number of products like Android Go, Detail, Kormo Jobs and file applications. Prior to the Next Billion User Unit, Sengupta powered ChromeOS and served as VP and Product Lead on the company’s desktop operating system, Chrome.
“After 15 years with Google, Caesar Sengupta has decided to leave the company and start some entrepreneurs outside of Google. During his time at Google, initiatives such as Caesar ChromeOS, Next Billion User and Google Pay have started and played a key role in building.
We are excited to see what he does next and wish him all the best in his new journey, “a Google spokesman said in a statement. Sengupta’s current position at the firm is the next billion users and payment VP and GM. “To many Google users working in Africa, APAC, Latham and Mena, the products that Google makes inspire you to hear your voices carry more weight. I know there is a lot more work to be done,” Sengupta wrote in an email to his colleagues, which he also shared publicly.
“It simply came to our notice then. You have helped digitize your economy, made Google feel local, and driven Google’s investment in your countries to unprecedented levels, “wrote the Asia-based executive. Sengupta did not share his next plan. Google has also invested heavily in startups in Asia under Sengupta’s supervision. Some of these investments include Bangalore-based delivery startup Dunzo, Android lockscreen developer Glance, popular news, and entertainment app Dailyhunt.