Lalitesh Katragadda, Country Manager (Products) for Google in India, and the creator of Google Mapmaker, the tool which allows people to add edit information on Google Maps, has left the company, a Google spokesperson has confirmed to MediaNama.
Katragada was a part of the team that set up Google’s operations in India, and he leaves after a 12 year stint with the company. He was also involved with setting up Google Finance and Hindi Transliteration. According to his TED profile, he had joined Google in 2002 after his robotics startup had been acquired by Google. He has a PHD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, and is a Stanford, Iowa State University and IIT Bombay graduate.
We’re awaiting a response from Katragadda on his future plans and will update when we hear from him.