Google’s head of payments, Caesar Sengupta, is quitting the tech giant after fifteen years.
Sengupta has played a key role in the development and launch of a host of products during his time at the firm, including leading the ChromeOS team behind the development of Chromebooks.
Currently Google’s head of payments and lead on the tech firm’s Next Billion User’s initiative, Sengupta has been the driving force behind Google’s Pay growth in India, and its roll out to over 30 countries, amassing 150 million users worldwide.
He also led the recent relaunch of the app in Singapore and the US ahead of its forthcoming evolution into a gateway to a full bank account.
Announcing his decision to step down in a LinkedIn post, Sengupta says: “My last day at Google will be April 30th. I haven’t decided what I will start next.
“I remain very positive about Google’s future but it’s time for me to see if I can ride without training wheels.”
“…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,” a Google spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
Sengupta’s departure comes amid a boom in the digital payments business in India, where the sector is expected to more than double in size to $135 billion in 2023 from two years ago, according to Indian industry body ASSOCHAM.