Caesar is General Manager of Payments and Vice President leading the Next Billion Users (NBU) initiative at Google. As General Manager of Payments, Caesar runs both product and engineering teams for Google’s payments solutions such as Google Pay and Tez, our India-first payments app.
In his NBU role, Caesar is responsible for Google’s product strategy for high user growth countries like India, Indonesia, Brazil and Nigeria. His team is not just building a set of new products for these countries, such as the high-quality WiFi solution, Google Station, and smartphone storage manager, Files Go, but also working with other teams at Google to improve existing products with features like low-bandwidth and offline modes.
Previously at Google, Caesar helped start and led the ChromeOS team that launched Chromebooks which are now the #1 device used in schools in the US, UK & Nordics, and the #2 operating system in the US and UK. Caesar has more than 15 years of experience developing consumer and enterprise technology products. Before joining Google, he held engineering and research positions at Encentuate Inc. (a Singapore startup acquired by IBM) and Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto.
He holds 15 patents in Operating Systems design and Expert Finding Systems. Caesar has a master's in computer science with a distinction in research from Stanford University, where he was awarded the Christofer Stephenson Memorial Award for the best master's research. Caesar also has an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.