Google’s ‘Subsequent Billion Customers’ head Caesar Sengupta to depart in April

Caesar Sengupta, who has been main Google’s efforts in funds and constructing merchandise for the subsequent technology of web customers, has resigned after about 15 years on the U.S. search large.

Sengupta has been primarily based in Singapore and most just lately labored as vp and basic supervisor of funds and the Subsequent Billion Customers initiative at Google. After beginning at Google in 2006, he labored on digital cost providers and ChromeOS.

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“After 15 years with Google, Caesar Sengupta has made a private determination to depart the corporate and begin one thing entrepreneurial outdoors of Google,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement. “By way of his time at Google, Caesar has performed a key function in beginning, constructing and main initiatives corresponding to ChromeOS, Subsequent Billion Customers and Google Pay. We’re excited to see what he builds subsequent and need him the perfect in his new journey.”

Sengupta mentioned in a LinkedIn put up Monday that he has “determined to enterprise out and begin on a brand new mission.” He added he hasn’t determined what he’ll begin subsequent, however he’s “uncomfortably excited concerning the future.” His final day at Google is April 30.

In 2015, he started main the Subsequent Billion Customers initiative to herald new customers all over the world. Between 2015 and 2020, greater than 1.5 billion folks started utilizing the web for the primary time. One other billion extra are set to affix them on-line by 2025, Sengupta wrote in a weblog put up.

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The chief additionally led Google’s strategic investments in startups together with Indonesian ride-hailing and funds large Gojek and India’s Look and Dunzo.

“I stay very optimistic about Google’s future but it surely’s time for me to see if I can journey with out coaching wheels,” he wrote. 

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