Google exec who led funds, ChromeOS and person progress is leaving

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The emblem of Alphabet Inc’s Google outdoors the corporate’s workplace in Beijing, China, August 8, 2018.

Thomas Peter | Reuters

Caesar Sengupta, an govt who has led a number of initiatives inside Google, together with funds and ChromeOS, said Monday he is leaving the corporate after 15 years.

“I stay very optimistic about Google’s future but it surely’s time for me to see if I can trip with out coaching wheels,” Sengupta wrote in a LinkedIn submit asserting his departure. Sengupta’s final day is April 30. He mentioned he is undecided what comes subsequent.

Most just lately, Sengupta served as Google’s vice chairman and normal supervisor of funds and the Subsequent Billion Customers unit, its initiative to make web extra accessible in growing markets. He beforehand labored as the corporate’s vice chairman and product lead for ChromeOS.

“After 15 years with Google, Caesar Sengupta has made a private choice to depart the corporate and begin one thing entrepreneurial outdoors of Google,” an organization spokesperson advised CNBC. “Via his time at Google, Caesar has performed a key position in beginning, constructing and main initiatives resembling ChromeOS, Subsequent Billion Customers and Google Pay. We’re excited to see what he builds subsequent and need him one of the best in his new journey.”

Sengupta started main the corporate’s Subsequent Billion Customers initiative in 2015. From 2015 to 2020, greater than 1.5 billion individuals started utilizing the web for the primary time. One other billion extra are set to hitch by 2025, he mentioned in an October blog post.

“I do know that my choice might come as a shock to lots of you, and I apologize for any ache or disappointment this would possibly trigger. However you’ve got typically heard me say that our time on earth is our most valuable useful resource, and it is time for me to discover a new method to make my influence on it,” Sengupta wrote.

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