WhatsApp Pay’s India head quits, may return to Amazon Pay
NEW DELHI: Head of WhatsApp Payment in India, Manesh Mahatme, has quit the Meta-owned platform and is reportedly headed to Amazon where he previously worked. Mahatme worked at WhatsApp Payment for nearly 18 months and according to Meta, he has played an important role in expanding the access to ‘payments on WhatsApp’ in India. “Payments on WhatsApp is a priority for Meta and we will continue to innovate and drive momentum as part of our broader efforts to bring the ‘next 500 million Indians’ onto the digital payments’ ecosystem,” a Meta spokesperson said on Thursday. Mahatme had joined as Director and Head of WhatsApp Pay in April last year. Prior to joining WhatsApp, he was a director and board member at Amazon Pay India for about seven years.