MatchMove Recruits Senior Management Talent From Visa In Drive To Dominate Online Payments
16 May 2014 – Following the recent launch of the MatchMove Wallet, an eWallet that lets anyone shop online using globally recognized mobile virtual cards, Singapore based high-growth company MatchMove has today appointed Mr. Gitesh Athavale as SVP/GM of MatchMove Pay, its newly created online payments division.
Gitesh was previously the Director of Prepaid Products – Southeast Asia at Visa and during his 3 years with Visa he was involved in the business development and successful roll-out of numerous programs including TravelMoney, General Purpose Reloadable, Virtual and other prepaid programs across Southeast Asia. He has over 14 years experience in the payments industry and prior to Visa he has held both local and regional manager roles at American Express.
Announcing this key hire to the press at the Innotribe/NextBank event in Singapore, MatchMove Global CEO Shailesh Naik said, “We are thrilled that someone of the experience and calibre of Gitesh has chosen to join us, this is a clear testament to the vision and excellence of execution displayed so far by our already powerful bench of talent at MatchMove. We are confident that Gitesh will be instrumental in leading the development of key business and strategic partnerships in high-growth markets where we will soon be launching the award-winning MatchMove Wallet”.
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About MatchMove Pay
MatchMove Pay is a division under MatchMove Global, an exclusive digital entertainment and social enterprise solution for many global brands. MatchMove Pay has since launched MatchMove Wallet, a globally recognized mobile eWallet that aims to provide safe, easy and fast online shopping experience for consumers.
Since its establishment in 2009, MatchMove has been awarded the Red Herring Top 100 Asia, Red Herring 100 Global (2012) and Marketing Excellence Awards (2013). MatchMove was also ranked the fastest-growing technology company in Southeast Asia in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific last year.
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