Bata appoints new global CEO

The Bata Shoe Organisation, one of the world's leading manufacturers and retailers of quality footwear, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Sandeep Kataria as CEO with immediate effective.

Sandeep Kataria has served as CEO of Bata India since 2017 and takes over the global role from Alexis Nasard, who has stepped down to assume a professional opportunity outside the organisation.

Kataria brings deep experience with global, consumer facing businesses and leading international brands, having joined Bata India after successful stints at Unilever, YUM Brands and Vodafone, according to a statement.

"On behalf of the board, we are thrilled to appoint an internal leader with such deep experience to the role of CEO at such a critical time," said Graham Allan, chairman of the Bata board.

"With Sandeep's proven track record as CEO of Bata India, we are confident in his ability to lead Bata and advance our strategic agenda. I would also like to express our gratitude to Alexis Nasard for the leadership he has provided at Bata, and we wish him well in the next phase of his career."

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