WhatsApp has appointed Manesh Mahatme to steer its Funds enterprise in India.
“As Director WhatsApp Funds – India, Manesh will deal with enhancing the funds expertise for customers, scaling the service providing and work in the direction of contributing to WhatsApp’s imaginative and prescient of digital and monetary inclusion in India,” mentioned a press assertion.
Manesh brings 17 years of expertise in digital monetary providers and funds throughout Citibank, Airtel Cash and Amazon. He joins WhatsApp from Amazon, the place he spent near seven years as Director and Board member of Amazon Pay India and led product, engineering, and progress groups. He was additionally instrumental in constructing and scaling the fee expertise and platform for Amazon India’s market enterprise.
Manesh graduated from BITS, Pilani (Electronics Engineering) and SP Jain, Mumbai (Administration)
“We’re excited to have Manesh be a part of our WhatsApp India workforce. Manesh has been one among key innovators driving the expansion of digital funds in India over the past decade, and his expertise will assist us maximize the impression and scale of funds on WhatsApp. WhatsApp has immense potential to digitally empower individuals throughout segments and assist speed up the Authorities of India’s efforts to drive monetary inclusion by way of UPI and digital funds,” mentioned Abhijit Bose, Head of WhatsApp in India.
“Funds on WhatsApp is uniquely positioned to be a major accomplice within the nation’s progress agenda by making digital funds accessible to customers throughout the size and breadth of India. I’m tremendous excited to be part of this progress story,” mentioned Manesh Mahatme.