WhatsApp Pay India head Manesh Mahatme quits, rejoins Amazon Pay

Meta’s digital funds arm, WhatsApp Pay India chief Manesh Mahatme has left the corporate after a yr and a half, in response to an replace to his LinkedIn profile.

Based on trade sources, Mahatme has joined his former employer Amazon Pay.

Mahatme had joined WhatsApp Pay in April final yr.

When contacted, a spokesperson for Meta stated, “Manesh has played an important role in expanding access to ‘payments on WhatsApp’ in India, and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”

“Payments on WhatsApp is a priority for Meta and we will continue to innovate and build momentum as part of our broader efforts to bring the ‘next 500 million Indians’ into the digital payments ecosystem,” he stated. added the spokesperson.

An e mail question despatched to Amazon elicited no response.

Previous to becoming a member of WhatsApp Pay, Mahatme was Director and Board Member of Amazon Pay India.

WhatsApp, owned by Meta, was licensed by the Nationwide Payments Company of India (NPCI) to launch cost companies within the nation in November 2020 with a cap of 20 million customers.

NPCI had licensed in April WhatsApp to increase its cost companies to 100 million customers.

WhatsApp Pay had facilitated 6.72 million transactions price Rs 567.17 crore in August, in response to the NPCI.

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