WhatsApp has appointed former Amazon executive Manesh Mahatme as a director to lead the growth of its payments business in India.

In his new role, Mahatme will focus on enhancing the payments experience for users, scaling the service offering and work towards contributing to WhatsApp’s vision of digital and financial inclusion in India.

Prior to joining WhatsApp Payments – India, Mahatme served as Director and Board member of Amazon Pay India and led product, engineering, and growth teams. Mahatme has 17 years of experience in digital financial services and payments across Citibank, Airtel Money and Amazon.