Sridhar Ramaswamy steps down as Google’s advertising chief

Ramaswamy will be replaced by Prabhakar Raghavan, who was VP of engineering for Google’s Cloud apps.

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Oct 3, 2018 8:57 AM Updated: Oct 3, 2018 8:57 AM

Sridhar Ramaswamy, SVP of Advertising and Commerce at Google, has stepped down from his role.

Ramaswamy, who joined Google in 2003, is said to have played a critical role in growing Googles’ ad revenue from $10 billion in 2013 to the current over $100 billion. Ramaswamy will be replaced by Prabhakar Raghavan, who was VP of engineering for Google’s Cloud apps.

According to reports, Ramaswamy is all set to start his new innings as a venture capitalist with Greylock Partners, the well-known Silicon Valley VC firm. 

Commenting on his move, Ramaswamy was quoted as saying, “It’s been a dream journey to be a part of this amazing growth engine that is part of Google. It’s been an amazing business success. I thought I need to reinvent myself, and a lot of what I was inspired by is working with people and working on innovative projects.”

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