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.
Surojit Chatterjee is joining Coinbase as Chief Product Officer. Surojit spent 11 years at Google, most recently as VP of Product, and served as Head of Product at Flipkart. Surojit will help us bring crypto to many more people around the world. https://t.co/mBHbcq4FlA — Coinbase (@coinbase) January 29, 2020
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.”