Google executive who led payments, ChromeOS and user growth is leaving

Google executive who led payments, ChromeOS and user growth is leaving

The new Google Pixelnook Go laptop is on display at a Google product launch event called Made by Google 19 on October 15, 2019 in New York City.
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Caesar Sengupta, an executive who has led several projects within Google, including payments and ChromeOS, said on Monday he was leaving the company after 15 years.
“I remain very optimistic about the future of Google, but it’s time for me to see if I can ride without training wheels,” Sengupta wrote in a LinkedIn post announcing his departure. The last day of Sengupta is April 30. He said he wasn’t sure what was to come next.

Most recently, Sengupta served as vice president and general manager of payments for Google and the Next Billion Users unit, his initiative to make the internet more accessible in developing markets. He previously worked as a corporate vice president and product manager for ChromeOS.

“After 15 years with Google, Caesar Sengupta made the personal decision to leave the company and start something entrepreneurial outside of Google,” a company spokesperson told CNBC. “During his time at Google, Caesar played a key role in launching, 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 on his new journey. ”

Sengupta began leading the company’s Next Billion Users initiative in 2015. From 2015 to 2020, more than 1.5 billion people started using the Internet for the first time. Another billion more are expected to join by 2025, he said in an October blog post.

“I know my decision may come as a shock to many of you, and I apologize for any pain or disappointment this may cause. But you’ve heard me say many times that our time on earth is our most precious resource, and it’s time for me to find a new way to have my impact on it, ”Sengupta wrote.

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