Coinbase Hires Google VP of Product as New Chief Product Officer

Anne Chou

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Coinbase, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange platforms, announced that it has hired former Google vice president of product, Surojit Chatterjee, as its chief product officer.

Chatterjee spent 11 years at Google where he most recently led Google Shopping, which helps people search for products on shopping sites and compare products from different vendors. Prior to that, he was head of product at Indian e-commerce site Flipkart. Chatterjee also did an earlier stint at Google where he was global head of product for its mobile search ad product. He replaces Jeremy Henrickson, Coinbase’s former chief product officer, who left in December 2018.

When he starts at Coinbase next week, Chatterjee will play a “critical role in making the cryptoeconomy accessible to millions more people through Coinbase’s suite of products,” Coinbase chief executive Brian Armstrong said in a blog post today.

“I am excited about what crypto and blockchain technology can do to democratize our financial systems,” Chatterjee wrote. “Google ads has helped democratize commerce, Flipkart and ecommerce has revolutionized life in India, and I believe Coinbase is going to turn conventional finance on its head.”

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