Manish Patel

General manager, Middle East, Africa and South Asia at ACI Worldwide

Manish is a business professional with over 25 years’ experience in financial services, eCommerce, payments and fraud prevention. Starting his career at NatWest Bank Plc, Manish spent ten years within retail banking and international card acquiring before joining Retail Decisions (ReD) in 2000, which was acquired by ACI Worldwide in 2014. At ReD, Manish was Regional President and responsible for leading its businesses in EMEA and LATAM. During his tenure at ReD and ACI, Manish has established himself as an accomplished expert within the field of payments and fraud prevention across banks, payment intermediaries and retailers. Manish has played a key role in financial inclusion through his deep understanding of the needs of businesses and consumers in Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Articles by Manish Patel


How ‘Mega Trends’ Are Shaping Payments in India

In a previous blog post, I wrote about the impact of demonetization in India and the staggering growth of new digital payment types. Building further on this, I want explore some of the “mega trends” in payments, and how India is embracing the opportunities presented by these trends.


One Year Later: How Demonetization Has Impacted India

This month marks the first anniversary of demonetization in India, and it has undoubtedly changed the country forever. When I visit India, I increasingly see micro-transactions conducted via mobile phones. Cash is still used, but I see less and less of it with each visit. We are in the middle of a true paradigm shift – and India is poised to become a global leader in new types of payment acceptance.

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Global Payment Trends
As the world adopts real-time payments, how does your market stand to benefit?