Bata India appoints Gunjan Shah as its new CEO
Footwear major Bata India Limited has appointed Gunjan Shah as its new chief executive officer. Shah will lead the brand’s operations in India.
Shah will take over from Sandeep Kataria, who was recently elevated to take charge of the company’s global operations. He will joining Bata in June 2021 and will be based out of Gurugram.
Commenting on the appointment, Sandeep Kataria, global CEO at Bata Brands, in a statement said: “India has always been a significant market for us from a global perspective. A dynamic leader like Gunjan will spearhead the company’s operations in India and given his extensive experience and track record, I am confident that he will take the Bata brand to even greater heights and deliver strong growth.”
Talking about his appointment, Gunjan Shah added: “I feel both honoured and humbled on being appointed as the CEO of India’s favourite footwear brand and on the confidence reposed in me by the board. I realise that I have big shoes to fill in and I’m thrilled about working with the talented and experienced Bata team. I look forward to building on the legacy of my predecessors in taking the Bata brand to new heights alongside creating long-term sustainable value for all stakeholders in the company.”
Gunjan joins Bata from Britannia Industries, where he was the chief commercial officer. He has extensive experience across varied sectors spanning consumer durables, telecom, and FMCG.
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