WhatsApp Pay’s moment of truth

In an exclusive interaction with YourStory, Manesh Mahatme, Director, WhatsApp Payments India, spoke about the growth and traction WhatsApp has seen, how it is fighting the larger fintech competition, and the company’s India plans.
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With more than 400 million active users, India is WhatsApp’s largest user base and the company has been trying to push WhatsApp Pay into the Indian payments ecosystem. 

In June this year, WhatsApp appointed Manesh Mahatme to lead the growth of its payments business in India. As Director, WhatsApp Payments - India, Manesh is focusing on enhancing the payments experience for users, scaling the service offering, and contributing to WhatsApp’s vision of digital and financial inclusion in India. 

Manesh brings with him 17 years of experience in digital financial services and payments across Citibank, Airtel Money, and Amazon. 

After dealing with a two-and-a-half-year regulatory maze over its payments service, how does WhatsApp plan to squeeze into India’s digital economy now?

In an exclusive interaction with YourStory, Manesh spoke about the growth and traction WhatsApp has seen, how it is fighting the larger fintech competition, and the company’s India plans. Read More

Manesh Mahatme, Director, WhatsApp Payments- India


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