Google India chief Rajan Anandan quits, will join venture capital firm Sequoia Capital

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 02, 2019, 03.17 PM(IST)

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Vikas Agnihotri, currently serving as Google’s country director for sales, will take on the interim responsibility. 

Google's South East Asia and India head Rajan Anandan has quit the tech giant. He will leave by the end of the month and join venture capital firm Sequoia Capital India as managing director. 

"8 amazing years. 850million internet users across India and SEA. Many billions of revenue and fastest growing region in the world. Incredible team that thinks big and executes superbly. Thank you @GoogleIndia #GoogleSEA. Loved every minute," Anandan said in a tweet.  

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Vikas Agnihotri, Google's country director for sales, will take on the interim responsibility.

Anandan had joined Google from Microsoft India in 2010. Previously, he was also been associated with Dell India and McKinsey & Company.

"We are grateful to Rajan for his huge contribution to Google over the past eight years. His entrepreneurial zeal and leadership has helped grow the overall internet ecosystem in India and Southeast Asia," Google President Asia Pacific Scott Beaumont said in an emailed statement.

Sequoia Capital India is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in startups, seed, early, mid, late, series-A, expansion stage, public and growth stage companies.

It has invested in more than 130 startups in India including unicorns such as Ola, MuSigma and Zomato.

(With inputs from agencies)

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