Nagesh Devata

General Manager, Cross-Border Trade, Southeast Asia, PayPal

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Nagesh Devata joined PayPal in 2017 as the Director of SMB, Core Merchants and Channels business for Southeast Asia. In his current capacity, Nagesh is responsible for establishing PayPal as the digital payments leader in the fast-growing markets of Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, he drives PayPal’s business strategy, sales, partnerships and merchant adoption of PayPal’s newest payment innovations to transform commerce in the region.

Nagesh has covered a wide range of geographies in his career, working in countries including Canada, U.S., Middle East/Africa and most recently Asia Pacific. Prior to joining PayPal, Nagesh Devata was with Mastercard Asia Pacific and was actively involved in the transformation and implementation of MasterCard’s merchant vision towards driving convergence between consumers, merchants and electronic payments.

Nagesh has been a passionate advocate and champion of digital commerce and financial payment inclusion having worked and partnered with global organizations such as Facebook, Starwood Hotels, Alibaba, Uber, and McDonalds. He was at the forefront of MasterCard’s strategic partnerships with the biggest travel and digital retail partners in Asia Pacific and led the expansion of MasterCard’s reach to the next 100 million merchants.

Nagesh holds an MBA from Case Western University, and a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Toronto.

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