Osama Bedier, the head of Google’s Google Wallet platform, has left the company, according to a VentureBeat report.
“We can confirm that Osama Bedier has decided to leave Google this year to pursue other opportunities,” spokesman Nate Tyler told VentureBeat. “He’s achieved a lot during his time here, and we wish him all the best in his next endeavor. Payments are a big part of what people do every day, and we’re committed to making them easier for everyone.”
Bedier joined Google in 2011 after working at PayPal: a move that sparked a lawsuit between the two payments giants and involved another PayPal-turned-Google exec, Stephanie Tilenius. Tilenius left Google Wallet last summer for a role at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.