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Sandeep Kataria, CEO, Bata India elevated as Global CEO – Bata Brands

Kolkata, Nov 30 (UNI) The Bata Shoe Organisation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers
and retailers of quality footwear, today announced the appointment of Sandeep Kataria as
CEO, effective immediately.
Kataria is the first Indian to be elevated to this prestigious global role of the footwear major.
He takes over from Alexis Nasard, who is stepping down after almost five years in the role.
Kataria has extensive leadership experience in working across geographies, backed by an
intuitive understanding of consumers and a determined but inclusive leadership style. With 24
years of experience at Unilever, Yum Brands and Vodafone in India and Europe before joining
Bata India as CEO in 2017, he has been directly involved in leading businesses and powerhouse
brands that command impressive consumer following and extensive global reach. A passion for developing talent blends perfectly with Kataria’s sound understanding of markets and strategic
finesse, making him a leader of exceptional merit.
As the CEO of Bata India Ltd, Kataria has helped drive the Company’s consistent growth and profitability. Under his leadership, Bata India doubled its profits driven by double digit topline
growth, and sponsored some of the most ingenious campaigns, including ‘Surprisingly Bata’,
that revamped Bata’s image as a more vibrant and contemporary brand, targeted at younger consumers.
Speaking about Kataria’s appointment, Ashwani Windlass, Chairman – Bata India Ltd, 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.”
Commented Sandeep Kataria, CEO – Bata Brands, “I am honoured to accept this new
appointment and excited by the journey ahead of us. Bata is a brand with an enviable reputation
for high quality, affordable footwear. I have been privileged to be part of Bata’s success in India
and I look forward to building further on our proud, 120-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.”
UNI SJC BM
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