Rajan Anandan, who led Google’s operations in India and South-East Asia, is leaving the company to join Sequoia Capital India. Anandan, who had an eight-year stint at Alphabet Inc.’s Google, will become managing director at Sequoia Capital India, the venture capital firm said in a release on Tuesday.
Anandan, according to Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst, founder and chief executive of Greyhound Research, has “left big shoes to fill and it now remains to be seen who will take Google to the next level”.
“He (Anandan) was a big catalyst in developing India’s internet ecosystem. He worked closely with the government and other stakeholders to launch products tailored to India’s needs. For example, the Internet Saathi programme and the Railway WiFi project. His closeness to startups, and awareness of the startup eco-system put him miles ahead of others,” he said.
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