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Google’s South East Asia President Rajan Anandan departs

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Date: 2nd April 2019

Rajan Anandan has decided to quite Google India after his eight-year tenure at the American tech giant. While the paperwork has been finalised, he would be on duty until the end of this month at Google.

Anandan has invested in numerous start-ups. These include WebEngage, Instamojo, Capillary Technologies and TravelKhana. After his departure from Google, he plans to be part of venture fund Sequoia Capital.

As a replacement of Anandan, Vikas Agnihotri would be taking over as the President of South East Asia. Previously, Vikas had been the Country Director for Sales at Google India.

Scott Beaumont, Google President Asia Pacific, said in a statement that the leadership and enthusiasm of Rajan took Google India and Southeast Asia to new heights. He had joined Google back in 2010 after leaving Microsoft. His previous work experiences consist of those in Dell India and McKinsey & Company as well.

Shailendra J Singh, Sequoia Capital’s Managing Director confirmed that Anandan would be joining the firm in a leadership position. The venture fund currently has six managing directors.

In addition to that, the firm said that he would be working towards the development of the ‘Surge’ programme. This programme is targeted at start-ups to help them get support during their early stages. It would assist them in searching for capital, networks, knowledge and talent. In this, he would serve as an investment advisor and mentor.

Singh said the expertise of Anandan would be a great asset for the firm and would help the ‘Surge’ programme expand. He hopes to see revolutionary businesses building up with the help of this programme.

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