Google’s Vice President of Google India and South East Asia Rajan Anandan quits the firm after an eight-year stint at the American tech giant.
Anandan, also an investor in multiple startups, is slated to join venture fund Sequoia Capital. He served at Google for 8 years and will be joining Silicon Valley’s marquee venture fund Sequoia Capital. Anandan contributed a lot to Google and was responsible for driving growth at Google India. He will be staying at the company until the end of this month before joining Sequoia.
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.
— Rajan Anandan (@RajanAnandan) April 2, 2019
Anandan had joined Google from Microsoft India in 2010. Previously, he was also been associated with Dell India and McKinsey & Company.
Until Google India finds a new person for this position, Vikas Agnihotri who is Google’s country director for sales will take on the interim responsibility.
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.
Scott Beaumont, Google President Asia Pacific.
We are thrilled to welcome Rajan Anandan to Sequoia Capital India as a Managing Director. He will join the leadership team at the firm, in addition to the six current Managing Directors, where he will focus on developing Surge into the world’s top scale-up program for startups by acting as an investment advisor and mentor to the program’s founders.
Shailendra J Singh, Managing Director at Sequoia Capital