Caesar Sengupta has stepped down from his executive position in Google. He was leading the Next Billion Users unit in Google office. He was also the main guy behind Google’s digital payment services and new products for the new generation.
Sengupta’s Journey in Google
Sengupta was working with Google for the last 15 years. Officially, he will leave Google in April. He is currently working in the Google Singapore office. Recently, he got the promotion to Vice President and General Manager of Payments and Next Billion Users initiative. He joined Google in 2006 and also worked on the ChromeOS project.
When contacted, Google talked about Sengupta’s decision to leave the company. The search engine giant also praised him for the efforts he took during his tenure. He brought a revolution in Google related to digital payment activities.
“After 15 years with Google, Caesar Sengupta has made a personal decision to leave the company and start something entrepreneurial outside of Google. Through his time at Google, Caesar has played a key role in starting, building, and leading initiatives such as ChromeOS, Next Billion Users, and Google Pay. We are excited to see what he builds next and wish him the best in his new journey.”
Sengupta talked about his resignation on his LinkedIn profile. He looked enthusiastic about his future endeavors.
What Sengupta Says about his Resignation?
On Monday, he posted the given below message on his LinkedIn account:
“I have decided to venture out and start on a new mission.” He added that he hasn’t decided what he will start next, but he’s “uncomfortably excited about the future.” His last day at Google is April 30.
In 2015, he became the head of Google’s new project “Next Billion Users” initiative to attract new internet users around the globe. In 5 years, he achieved the target when more than 1.5 billion people began using the internet for the first time. As per Sengupta’s blog post, an extra 1 billion will join them online in the next 4 years.
He was also involved in Google’s investment in startups. He only decided to invest in India’s startups Glance and Dunzo. Google also appreciated his move to invest in Indonesian startup firm Gojek, an online ride and digital payment giant.
Sengupta further said:
“I remain very positive about Google’s future but it’s time for me to see if I can ride without training wheels.”
From Sengupta’s initial statements, it is quite sure that he is going to start a new venture very soon. He did not talk much about the startup or the new idea he has. Very soon, he will reveal it in public.