Thursday, June 15, 2023

Mercari Inc. Appoints Vish Magapu As Chief Senior Director, Site Lead Of Mercari India

Mercari Inc., Japan’s largest C2C Marketplace has announced the appointment of Vish Magapu as Senior Director, Site Lead of Mercari India. The Appointment is in line with Mercari INC’s expansion plans in India. With over 25 years of experience in the E-commerce, FinTech, Consumer Internet, and Multi tenanted SaaS Applications space, Vish will be responsible for technical and operational leadership to develop Mercari India’s Center of Excellence as the largest technology hub of the Mercari Group.

Mercari has over 20 million active users in Japan and aims to build an ecosystem where value circulates while developing financial and crypto services based on an e-commerce-type platform. Vish is an experienced technology leader with diverse software engineering and management skills gained at renowned organizations like Paytm, Flipkart,, Yahoo, Charles Schwab, and NASA Ames Research Center and has built and managed topflight software engineering organizations in USA and India across different Fortune 500 companies. 

“I am thrilled to take up this leadership position at Mercari India. My aim will be to set the precedent for other Japanese tech firms to leverage the enormous potential that India offers as not too many Japanese technology companies have established their global engineering centers in India, especially in the non-manufacturing sector. India is renowned for its exceptional technical talent and I am fortunate to have a highly talented team and my focus will be to strengthen Mercari’s leading position in the global market.” Vish Magapu said.

“Vish has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our ever-transforming industry and has exhibited a strong vision for the future of Mercari India. He has also demonstrated a passion for excellence and a commitment to driving growth and innovation, and under his leadership we believe that he will ensure the success of Mercari India and will be a valuable asset to us.” said Ken Wakasa, MD, Mercari India.   

Mercari strongly believes in the potential of India's diverse and highly skilled engineers to create new innovations. Incidentally,  Mercari  will move into a larger office in August this year.

About Mercari India

In 2022, Mercari, Inc. established a Center of Excellence in Bengaluru, India—their first development base outside Japan and the US. At Mercari, they have built a strong and globally diverse development organization to achieve ground-breaking innovation. Their Tokyo office members hail from over 50 countries and regions. Many engineers from India are also contributing with their deep technical knowledge and strong leadership skills. The newly launched Center of Excellence aims to be the largest technology hub of Mercari Group, with a team that will maximize its technical contribution. 

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