Google VP and GM–payments and Next Billion Users initiative– Caesar Sengupta has introduced his exit from Google. Caesar performed a key function in creating Google Pay together with different initiatives like ChromeOS and Next Billion Users throughout his 15-years stint with Google. His final day at Google is April 30, 2021.
Caesar didn’t reveal what he was planning on doing subsequent. “I haven’t decided what I will start next. I am going to take some time to chill, talk to interesting people, reconnect with the external world and ride my bike (my latest obsession, picked up during the lockdown),” he mentioned in a LinkedIn submit.
“After 15 years with Google, Caesar Sengupta has made a personal decision to leave the company and start something entrepreneurial outside of Google. Through his time at Google, 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,” mentioned a Google spokesperson.
Here’s the total textual content of his farewell mail as shared by him on LinkedIn:
Jan 2006. I had simply completed fixing a linked checklist downside on the whiteboard throughout my Google interview when my interviewer requested me about my private pursuits. I hesitatingly introduced up my love of poetry. The interviewer instantly requested me to recite my favourite poem* and we then spent the following 10 minutes discussing it. At that instantaneous I knew that an organization the place two engineers mentioned magnificence, feelings and poetry throughout an interview was one thing particular and I had to enroll. And so I did.
I had walked into the interview pondering I’d spend only some years studying the best way to construct shopper merchandise after which go begin an organization. Little did I do know that I’d fall in love with the folks, the tradition and the unimaginable alternative and find yourself staying ~15 years. But it’s time now for me to enterprise out and begin on a brand new mission.
My time at Google has by no means been a job for me, and I’ve been very lucky to have had the chance to start out and work on merchandise which have positively impacted tens of millions of individuals’s on a regular basis lives.
ChromeOS workforce: congratulations on making ChromeOS the #2 OS on this planet! You’ve modified how college students be taught in tens of millions of lecture rooms & properties world wide and are on observe to make computer systems really accessible to everybody, in all places!
NBU workforce: Over the final 5 years you have got helped pivot a large firm in direction of an important section, the Next Billion Users, who want our magic essentially the most. You’ve been true innovators – fearlessly creating new and useful merchandise, pivoting them once they weren’t scaling and tirelessly pouring gasoline on them once they’ve hit the groove (Tez/GPay & Files). You gave voice to the forgotten, taught the world the best way to construct for everybody, in all places and helped make Google a a lot beloved firm in lots of nations world wide. With Google’s push to construct for brand new web customers there’s even increased pleasure throughout the corporate to construct for NBU. I’m wanting ahead to what magic you create subsequent.
Google Pay workforce: You began by serving to catalyze the digital funds transformation in India. Today tens of millions of customers, billions of transactions and plenty of million retailers later even avenue aspect sellers are utilizing GPay to simply accept funds! And all this in simply over three years. Then preventing by means of one of many worst years in human historical past you introduced a reimagined GPay to the US & Singapore. Launch suggestions was very optimistic and progress has been robust particularly with youthful and extra cellular customers. You’re driving one of many greatest waves in tech that may change everybody’s relationship with cash. Hold on tight. You have the correct technique, the correct workforce and the wind is in your again. This trip shall be epic!
Payments Platform workforce: You are the silent champions powering Google’s monetary progress. Without your tireless efforts, none of Google’s companies would have the ability to develop and transact safely and securely. You’ve executed unimaginable work over the previous couple of years to rebuild the engines whereas flying full velocity. I’m wanting ahead to seeing the way you allow everybody, in all places to pay and make cash from Google.
Google Finance (finance.google.com) Team: You’ve taken a a lot beloved Google property, revamped it superbly and made it out there to the world. I do know you have got large plans for the longer term – wanting ahead to seeing the way you assist extra folks perceive the facility of the inventory market and make investing extra accessible and equitable for everybody.
NBU Country Teams: To the various, many Googlers working in Africa, APAC, LATAM and MENA, it has been inspiring to listen to your voices take extra weight within the merchandise Google builds. I do know there’s a lot extra work to do. But we’re gentle years forward of the place we have been simply a short while in the past. You’ve helped digitize your economies, made Google really feel native and pushed Google’s funding into your nations to unprecedented ranges. Your ardour and management is making Google higher and laying the muse for a profitable future for customers in all places. Thank you for every little thing you do, on a regular basis, for our subsequent billion customers.
Working with all of you and having the chance to serve you as your chief is among the greatest highlights of my life. Thank you for trusting me, educating me, letting me be taught by means of my errors and for uplifting me each step of the way in which.
My final day at Google shall be April 30th. I haven’t determined what I’ll begin subsequent. I’m going to take a while to relax, speak to attention-grabbing folks, reconnect with the exterior world and trip my bike (my newest obsession, picked up through the lockdown)! I do know that my determination could come as a shock to a lot of you, and I apologize for any ache or disappointment this would possibly trigger. But you’ve 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.
As I embark on this subsequent chapter of my life, I’m extremely grateful to this excellent firm and our management, particularly Sundar, who took a guess on me, a novice PM, a decade and a half again, sponsored me, gave me the chance to be taught, develop, make errors and construct deep friendships that I’ll cherish endlessly. I’m additionally grateful to my management workforce and all of you for every little thing you’ve completed, pushed by our mission to assist unlock financial alternative and make Google really feel like it’s constructed for everybody. I really feel like I went to product and workforce constructing college at Google and I don’t suppose I’ll ever have the ability to totally specific how grateful I’m for that chance. The world goes digital at a quicker tempo than ever earlier than and with the depth of expertise at Google, the most effective is but to return.
At this level my precedence is to make sure that we hold executing brilliantly with minimal disruption. I do know that you just all have the steadfast assist of our management, who’re assured within the strategic significance of Payments and NBU. I can not wait to see our collective imaginative and prescient come to life within the months and years forward as I cheer for you all from afar.
I depart, my coronary heart filled with gratitude and pleasure, celebrating the various many lovely moments Google and all of you have got given me. Thank you 🙏🙏🙏
*All you who sleep tonight by Vikram Seth
All you who sleep tonight
Far from those you’re keen on,
No palms to left or proper,
And vacancy above –
Know that you just aren’t alone.
The complete world shares your tears,
Some for 2 nights or one,
And some for all their years.