Nagesh Devata

Director, SMB, Merchants, Channels & Partnerships, South East Asia PayPal

Nagesh Devata is currently overseeing the SMB, Core Merchants and Channels business for South East Asia. In his current capacity he is responsible for the expansion of PayPal’s digital business in the SMB sector across the key markets in South East Asia.

Over his tenure he has covered a range of geographies including Canada, U.S., Middle East/Africa and most recently Asia Pacific. Prior to joining PayPal in 2017, Nagesh Devata was with Mastercard Asia Pacific responsible for Acceptance, Acquiring and Strategic Merchants. He was actively involved in the transformation and implementation of MasterCard’s merchant vision 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. In Asia Pacific, he was at the forefront of MasterCard’s strategic partnerships with the biggest travel and digital retail partners and expanding MasterCard’s reach to the next 100 million merchants.