Sandeep Kataria has become the first Indian to be appointed the global CEO of the Bata Shoe Organization. As of now he is the CEO of Bata Indian. He will take over from Alexis Nasard who stepped down after almost five years in the role.
Before joining Bata India in 2017, Kataria has been engaged in various roles with reputed companies like Unilever, Yum Brands and Vodafone in India and Europe. He has over 24 years of experience. His contribution as the CEO of Bata India included driving the company’s consistent growth and profitability.
Under Kataria’s 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 contemporary brand targeted at younger consumers. Over the past few years, Bata India has achieved exceptional growth in footwear volumes, revenues and profits, and has strengthened Bata’s customer measures in a highly competitive footwear market, says Ashwani Windlass, Chairman, Bata India.