At Google, Anandan's position will be taken over by Vikas Agnihotri, Google India's Country Director for Sales.
Anandan's term, as Google said in a statement, will end in April, following which Agnihotri will take his place.
He will be the interim head until the tech conglomerate finds a new VP for its South East Asia and India business.
Statement from Scott Beaumont, President, Google Asia Pacific
"We are grateful to Rajan for his huge contribution to Google over the past eight years. His entrepreneurial zeal and leadership has helped grow the overall internet ecosystem in India and Southeast Asia, and we wish him all the best in his new adventures."
Anandan's role at Sequoia Capital India
In a LinkedIn post welcoming Anandan, Shailendra J Singh, the MD of Sequoia Capital, said the new MD of the VC firm will focus on Surge, a rapid scale-up program for early-stage start-ups.
"He will focus on developing Surge into the world's top scale-up program for start-ups by acting as an investment advisor and mentor to the program's founders," Singh added in the post.
What is Surge exactly?
For those unaware, under the Surge program, Sequoia Capital India aims to support early-stage start-ups by enabling disproportionate access to capital, talent, network and company-building knowledge. The company believes Anandan's expertise and experience in growing tech businesses will help shape 'transformational businesses of tomorrow.'
Here's what Anandan tweeted announcing his departure from Google
8 amazing years. 850million internet users across India and SEA. Many billions of revenue and fastest growing region in the world. Incredible team that thinks big and executes superbly. Thank you @GoogleIndia#GoogleSEA. Loved every minute.