Messaging app WhatsApp which has 1.3 billion users globally and its largest user base in India is looking for a country head.
This is the first full time hire for WhatsApp in India where the app has more than 200 million monthly active users. The position has been vacant for long and comes close on the heels of WhatsApp beta testing its payments platform and launch of WhatsApp business app.
The country head will be based in Mumbai and report to Matt Idema, WhatsApp’s Chief Operating Officer based in California.
According to the job description released on Facebook, WhatsApp's parent company, “WhatsApp is seeking an exceptional individual to lead our efforts in India including products for people and businesses along with our interest in peer to peer payments. This is a senior leadership position that requires product experience as well as a track record of success leading partnerships and business development in India. This leader will need to build a close partnership with product and engineering teams to influence direction and to effectively represent WhatsApp’s long term strategy.”
In its India head, WhatsApp is looking for at least 15+ years experience with product driven companies and about five years experience in payment technologies in India.
Besides experience of working in startup environments, business development and handling complex deals.