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WhatsApp appoints Amazon executive Manesh Mahatme as Head of Payments in India

Mahatme spent seven years in Amazon Pay, where he was Director and Board member of Amazon Pay India and led product, engineering, and growth teams.

June 28, 2021 / 08:02 PM IST

Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has appointed Amazon Pay executive Manesh Mahatme as Head of Payments in India.

Mahatme will focus on enhancing the payments experience for users, and scaling the service offering in the county, the company said in a statement on June 28.

Prior to this, Mahatme spent seven years in Amazon Pay, where he was 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.

He has 17 years of experience in the digital financial services and payments across Citibank, Airtel Money and Amazon. Manesh graduated from BITS, Pilani (Electronics Engineering) and from SP Jain, Mumbai (Management).