Bangalore: slice, Indian lending and consumer payments company has appointed Bhawna Sangwan as Chief Legal and Strategy Officer (CLSO).
As CLSO, Sangwan will be instrumental in strengthening the company’s legal and compliance function and regulatory processes. Consumer protection, corporate governance, regulations, statutory compliance, responsible lending, and expansion strategies will be among her top priorities.
“I am very excited to join a young, dynamic and energetic company like slice, which is redefining possibilities in the consumer fintech space,” commented Bhawna Sangwan.
“slice’s role in giving access to credit and enabling financial inclusion for millions has been phenomenal and nothing short of inspiring. I am looking forward to being a big part of slice’s next phase of growth in the payments segment, which I am personally, deeply passionate about,” she added.
With over 17 years of experience, Sangwan specialises in corporate law, with deep expertise in corporate finance, fintech regulations and payments. She also brings extensive experience in the fintech space, having worked in policymaking, regulatory compliance, privacy and cross-border data governance.
“We are thrilled to have Bhawna Sangwan join the slice senior leadership team. Bhawna has joined the slice team at a time when we are strategising our expansion into the payments segment,” said Rajan Bajaj, Founder and CEO of slice.
“Bhawna will play an important role in enabling slice to operate with the highest standards of ethics for sustained and responsible long-term success in the market,” added Bajaj.
Sangwan started her career at GE where she was instrumental in leading the compliance programme. Prior to joining slice, Bhawna held several legal positions at large MNCs, including Bharti Airtel and Amazon. At Airtel, she played a significant role in acquiring a payments license in 2009, took part in multiple M&A deals, and was also one of the founding members of Airtel Money in 2008.
Most recently, Sangwan concluded her stint at Amazon building the fintech arm in India. Bhawna graduated from the Faculty of Law, Delhi University and also has a degree in CS from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.