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WhatsApp Pay India head Manesh Mahatme quits, likely to return to Amazon

Mahatme played a role in helping WhatsApp to win regulatory approval to more than double the number of users of its payments service in India to 100 million

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Mahatme's exit comes at a crucial time for Whatsapp, which is scaling up its payments service in India and competing with established players such as Google Pay, PhonePe and Paytm

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
Manesh Mahatme, the head of WhatsApp's India payment business has quit after about 18 months with the Meta Platforms-owned company and is reportedly headed to Amazon where he previously worked. Last year, Mahatme joined WhatsApp from Amazon where he spent close to seven years as Director and Board member of Amazon Pay India and led product, engineering, and growth teams. 

Mahatme's exit comes at a crucial time for Whatsapp, which is scaling up its payments service in India and competing with established players such as Google Pay, PhonePe and Paytm.

A Meta spokesperson confirmed that Mahatme has quit the firm

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First Published: Sep 22 2022 | 11:16 PM IST

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