Vijay Raghunathan
Partner and Managing Director, Banking & Financial Services Practice

Vijay is a Partner and Managing Director at Gladwin Analytics and manages Executive Search, Board Advisory and Strategic Consulting in the Banking and Financial Sector vertical. He is a management professional with over 27 years of leadership experience across large multinationals as well as entrepreneurial experience with his own fintech startups. He has experience of building various products and businesses and scaling them up.

Previous Roles

Vijay started his career in the consumer durables industry with Blow Plast managing sales, distribution and branch administration of various branches across India. He then joined Standard Chartered bank's consumer banking division managing various portfolios of card issuance and merchant business in North India. He then moved to American Express and over his long tenure did various national and international roles in corporate payments, travel and prepaid businesses. In his last role, he was the global operations head for the Prepaid business. In his last 4 years, he has founded and run 2 fintech startups one of which he continues to run. Over his 27 years experience, Vijay has worked closely with senior leaders around the world as well as investors building and scaling businesses. He has been a member of the Payments Council of India as well as been on the board of two social enterprises.


Vijay did his MBA from IIM Lucknow. He also completed a program on High Performance Leadership from Cornell University and a certificate program in Operations Management from Wharton.

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