Bata names Sandeep Kataria as global CEO
Footwear giant Bata Shoe Organization has elevated Sandeep Kataria to the position of its global chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Kataria has been serving as the CEO for Bata India from 2017.
With the appointment, Kataria becomes the first Indian to head Bata and will take over from Alexis Nasard, who is stepping down after five years in the top role.
Speaking about Kataria’s appointment, Ashwani Windlass, chairman at Bata, in a statement said: “I would like to congratulate Sandeep on his well-deserved promotion. Over the past few years, the India team has delivered exceptional growth in footwear volumes, revenues and profits, and has strengthened Bata’s customer measures in a highly competitive footwear market. The Bata Group and Bata India both stand to benefit greatly from Sandeep’s extensive experience.”
Sandeep Kataria added: “I have been privileged to be part of Bata’s success in India and I look forward to building further on our proud, more than 125-year history as shoemakers to the world. While 2020 has presented unique challenges, the appeal of our brands and the passion of our people provide every reason for confidence regarding our prospects in the years ahead.”
Kataria has over two decades of experience in senior leadership positions and has worked with companies like Unilever, Yum Brands, Vodafone in India and Europe.
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