Next Billion Users in charge of Caesar Sengupta leaves Google

Cesari Sengupta, the long-time head of Google's User program Next Billion Users, is leaving the company next month


Sengupta, who also led the company's payroll business three years ago, is leaving the company after nearly 15 years.

A common set of Google events in India, Brazil, and Indonesia, Sengupta (pictured above) is best known outside the company for leading the Next Billion user wing, which is a step towards making the internet and services more accessible to users in emerging markets.

As part of the Next Billion user program, Google brought internet connections to hundreds of train stations and other public places in India and other markets (then closed the Channel), introduced Google Pay in India (unlike Google Pay in the US, which was not developed over credit cards) and builds several products like Android Go, Datally, Kormo Jobs and Files apps.

Prior to the Next Billion user unit, Sengupta worked as a VP and Product Lead at ChromeOS, a company desktop operating system that enabled Chromebooks.

“After 15 years with Google, Cesar Sengupta made the personal decision to leave the company and start something business other than Google. During his time at Google, Caesar has played a key role in launching, building and leading programs such as ChromeOS, Next Billion Users and Google Pay. We are excited to see what he will build next and wish him well in his new journey, ”a Google spokesman said in a statement. Sengupta's current position in the firm is VP and GM for Followers and Payments.

“For many, many Google services based in Africa, APAC, LATAM and MENA, have encouraged you to hear your voice take on greater impact on Google's products. I know there is still a lot of work to be done, ”Sengupta wrote in an email to his colleagues, who also counted in public.

“But we are still young years before we were here a short time ago. It has helped keep your economy online, made Google feel grounded and carried out Google's investment in your countries at unprecedented levels, ”wrote an Asian-based official. Sengupta did not share what he planned to do next.

Under Sengupta's view, Google has also made significant investments in launching Asia. Some of these investments include the launch of the delivery by Bangalore Dunzo, the lockscreen engineer for Android, and the Dailyhunt news and entertainment app.