Fintech Unicorn Slice Ropes In New Independent Board Director, Advisor
Former Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India Eugene Karthak joins as an Independent Board Director and S Vishvanathan who joins as Advisor, led the State Bank of India as the Managing Director and as Director on the Central Board
slice, a consumer payments and lending company has announced the strategic appointment of Eugene Karthak as an Independent Board Director and S Vishvanathan as Advisor.
Rajan Bajaj, Founder and CEO of slice, warmly welcomed the new board member and the advisor, stating, “We are delighted to have Eugene and Vishvanathan join the slice family. As we navigate this pivotal stage of growth, the guidance of these seasoned and accomplished leaders will be instrumental in steering slice towards its objectives.”
Eugene, former Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India, brings over three decades of experience in banking regulation, supervision, Information Technology, financial inclusion, currency management and more. Prior to assuming office as the Executive Director of RBI, he was the Regional Director of RBI for Sikkim, Karnataka, and Delhi offices respectively. He was closely associated with CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) for over 6 years to guide investigations of bank frauds in India and internationally. Eugene is currently the Director of the Indian Institute of Bank Management, a premier training institute for bankers. At slice, he will focus on providing strategic advice and promoting robust corporate governance.
On joining slice, Eugene expressed his enthusiasm: “I am excited to join one of the youngest and leading fintech companies as India's fintech movement expands exponentially. My goal is to help implement the finest governance strategies and ensure slice remains at the forefront of this movement."
S Vishvanathan, a banking and finance veteran with 37 years of experience, led the State Bank of India as the Managing Director and as Director on the Central Board. Prior to that, he was Managing Director and CEO of SBI Capital Markets Limited. At slice, he will guide strategic decision-making in line with the company’s mission and vision.
slice recently overhauled its product offerings to deliver a comprehensive payments experience with products such as slice borrow, slice mini, and slice UPI. The company joined India's prestigious Unicorn club in November 2021 after raising USD 220 million in its Series-B fundraise, co-led by Tiger Global and Insight Partners.