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Prashanthi Ravanavarapu

Director of Product Management, Consumer Financial Services & Emerging Markets, PayPal

Prashanthi Ravanavarapu leads PayPal's Consumer Financial Services and Emerging Markets product teams. In her current role, she leads the teams focused on building products to improve customers financial health across the globe and building products for consumers in emerging markets. Prior to this, she was PayPal's Product Architect leading product innovation to solve the needs of the financially underserved. Prashanthi’s mission is to put a dent on global poverty through democratizing financial services for all. She believes in the intersection of profit and purpose and is enabling that at PayPal by bringing human centered design, lean and behavioral science to product innovation. She has had various roles in Data, Architecture, Strategy and Product Management. In a previous role, she lead Consumer Cause Product at PayPal and was responsible for connecting the then 220+ mil customers to the causes they care about and was instrumental in a hockey stick growth in consumer donations. In addition to leading cross-functional teams focused on product innovation, she is a change agent and an intrapreneur. She has founded several programs like Opportunity Hack to create opportunities for more people to enable impact through their skills. Prashanthi was also recently named as one of the most influential women in Payments in 2019.

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