Google’s Caesar Sengupta, the man behind Google Pay and the tech giant’s next billion users project, has moved on

Google’s Caesar Sengupta, the man behind Google Pay and the tech giant’s next billion users project, has moved on
Caesar Sengupta, the vice president and general manager, payments and Next Billion Users initiative at Google, has resigned from his position. BCCL
  • Caesar Sengupta, the vice president and general manager, payments and Next Billion Users initiative at Google, has resigned from his position.
  • Sengupta said that his next stop isn’t yet decided, although his last day at Google would be April 30.
  • Sengupta will be leaving his post after more than 15 years at Google.
Caesar Sengupta, the vice president and general manager, payments and Next Billion Users initiative at Google, has resigned from his position.

Sengupta, who was based out of Singapore, led the tech giant’s ambitious payments plans, including their grand digital payments bet – Google Pay.
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In a LinkedIn blog post, Sengupta said that his next stop isn’t yet decided, although his last day at the US-based tech giant Google would be April 30. “After over 15 wonderful years at Google, I have decided to venture out and start on a new mission. I remain very positive about Google’s future but it's time for me to see if I can ride without training wheels,” he wrote.

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Sengupta admitted that his resignation would come as a shock to many.

At Google, Sengupta had worked in the ChromeOS team and also led one of Google’s most talked about projects – Next Billion Users (NBU). NBU is an initiative by Google to build products for the next wave of internet users, especially from countries, which have mobile-first internet users and also face data, network and hardware constraints.

Google’s Caesar Sengupta, the man behind Google Pay and the tech giant’s next billion users project, has moved on
File photo of Caesar Sengupta with Google CEO Sundar PichaiBCCL

Thanking Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai, Sengupta wrote, “I am incredibly grateful to this wonderful company and our leadership, especially Sundar, who took a bet on me, a novice PM (product manager), a decade and a half back, sponsored me, gave me the opportunity to learn, grow, make mistakes and build deep friendships that I will cherish forever.”
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