Former Google executive Surojit Chatterjee has joined Coinbase as the company’s new chief product officer.
On Jan. 29 Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong announced the hire in a blog post. Prior to joining Coinbase, Chatterjee worked as a Google’s vice president of product, tallying 11 years at the internet company.
During his time at Google, Chatterjee headed up the internet giant’s shopping branch. Before Google, Chatterjee served at Indian e-commerce venue Flipkart as its head of product, the blog post detailed. Chatterjee’s background with Flipkart gave him perspective in his dealings with cross-border commerce and the potential to streamline the system.
Armstrong detailed in the blog post:
“Surojit’s 11 years at Google will be valuable as we continue to scale Coinbase into a company with a lasting and meaningful impact on the world’s financial system,”
Quoted in the blog post, Chatterjee said:
“Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology can help open up the financial system for everyone by growing cross-border commerce, lowering transaction costs, providing higher security and by helping individuals have more control over their financial future.”