Google’s Vice President for Southeast Asia and India operations, Rajan Anandan, is leaving after being with the company for more than 8 years, the tech giant announced.
Anandan’s departure comes 4 months after Karim Temsamani, head of Asia Pacific, exit the company. Last month, Google announced that its former China and South Korean operations head, Scott Beaumont, had replaced Temsamani.
Before joining Google in 2011, Anandan worked for Microsoft as managing director, and Dell India as country general manager.
During his tenure at Google, Anandan was part of the firm’s initiatives for India which included its Tez payments service,
While the U.S. company is looking for Anandan’s replacement, Vika Agnihotri, country director of sales, will lead Google India for the meantime. A source familiar with the matter said Anandan is staying with Google until the end of April.
What’s next for Rajan Anandan?
Rajan Anandan, a seasoned angel investor, is joining private equity firm Sequoia Capital India as managing director. According to the California-based company, Anandan would oversee the development of its scale-up programme, Surge. He would also serve as
“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, and we wish him all the best in his new adventures”, Scott Beaumont said in a statement.
Anandan has personally invested in dozens of companies. Focusing on start-up companies, his investments include cybersecurity firm Lucideus, and