WhatsApp appoints Manesh Mahatme as head of its digital payments business in India

Manesh Mahatme has experience of 17 years in digital financial services and payments across Citibank, Airtel Money, and Amazon

Instant Messaging app WhatsApp appointed Manesh Mahatme as the head of its digital payments business in India on Monday.

“Payments on WhatsApp is uniquely placed to be a significant partner in the country’s growth agenda by making digital payments accessible to users across the length and breadth of India. I am super excited to be a part of this growth story,” said Manesh Mahatme. “We are excited to have Manesh join our WhatsApp India team. Manesh has been one of the key innovators driving the growth of digital payments in India over the last decade, and his experience will help us maximize the impact and scale of payments on WhatsApp. WhatsApp has immense potential to digitally empower people across segments and help accelerate the Government of India’s efforts to drive financial inclusion through UPI and digital payments,” said Abhijit Bose, Head of WhatsApp in India.

Manesh Mahatme has experience of 17 years in digital financial services and payments across Citibank, Airtel Money, and Amazon. He has joined WhatsApp from Amazon where he spent close to seven years as a Director and Board member of Amazon Pay India and led product, engineering, and growth teams. He was also instrumental in building and scaling the payment experience and platform for Amazon India’s marketplace business. 

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