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Caesar Sengupta      

Entrepreneur & Former GM of Payments / VP of the Next Billion Users Initiative at Google

Caesar Sengupta was formerly the Vice President and General Manager of Payments at Google, leading the Next Billion Users initiative across the company. In this role, he was responsible for Google’s product strategy for high-user-growth countries like India, China, Indonesia, Brazil and Nigeria. Sengupta was one of the key people behind the launch and success of Google Pay in India and moreover, helped the payment app’s relaunch in the US and Singapore. Currently, Google Pay has over 150M monthly active users across 30 countries. As part of Next Billion Users initiative, Google brought internet connectivity to hundreds of railway stations and other public places in India and other markets and built several products such as Android Go, Datally, Kormo Jobs and the Files apps. He is from India and passionate about applying technology to solve today’s most challenging problems. He left Google in 2021 to start something entrepreneurial outside of the company. In his statement he said, "time for me to see if I can ride without training wheels."

Previously at Google, Sengupta helped start and led the ChromeOS team that launched Chromebooks which are now the #1 device used in schools in the US, UK & Nordics, and the #2 operating system in the US and UK. Sengupta has more than 15 years of experience developing consumer and enterprise technology products. Before joining Google, he held engineering and research positions at Encentuate Inc. (a Singapore startup acquired by IBM) and Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto. He holds 15 patents in Operating Systems design and Expert Finding Systems.

Sengupta has a master's in computer science with a distinction in research from Stanford University, where he was awarded the Christofer Stephenson Memorial Award for the best master's research. Sengupta also has an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Google Pay will soon offer deeper integration with Indian apps: Caesar Sengupta
Google Pay will take cue from Tez, and aim to integrate more services that can be availed straight from the app, said Google’s vice-president for payments Caesar Sengupta, on the sidelines of the 'Google for India' event.
Google India Exec Says AI Could Add $500 Billion to Economy, Google Pay Claims 43% Market Share
Artificial intelligence (AI) alone could potentially add $500 billion or half a trillion dollars to India’s economy, according to Google India Country Manager and VP, Sajay Gupta.
Google vice-president Caesar Sengupta steps down
Veteran Google executive Caesar Sengupta, who led the internet giant's efforts in digital payments and building products for the next generation of users in emerging markets including India, is leaving the firm. His last day is April 30.
Next Billion Users head Caesar Sengupta is leaving Google
Caesar Sengupta, the longtime head of Google’s Next Billion Users initiative, is leaving the company next month, he said Monday. Sengupta, who additionally also led the company’s payments business in the past three years, is leaving the firm after nearly 15 years.

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