Footwear main Bata India has appointed Gunjan Shah as its new chief govt officer. Shah, who has been serving at Britannia Industries as its chief industrial officer, will take up his new function subsequent month.
Sandeep Kataria, Bata India’s present CEO, has been elevated to the place of world CEO of Bata manufacturers. An alumni of IIM Calcutta, Shah has expertise of working in sectors like client durables, FMCG and telecom. He labored for Asian Paints and Motorola early within the profession, earlier than becoming a member of Britannia in 2007.
Welcoming the brand new CEO, Ashwani Windlass, Chairman – Bata India Ltd, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Gunjan on board as Bata India’s new CEO. Over the previous few years, we now have been constantly delivering robust development within the extremely aggressive footwear market. Backed by a long time of expertise working with powerhouse manufacturers, Gunjan understands the Indian market’s complexities and different nuances. I’m assured that he’ll add worth and strengthen Bata’s place within the Indian market.”
Congratulating Gunjan on his appointment, Sandeep Kataria, International CEO – Bata Manufacturers, stated: “India has at all times been a big marketplace for us from a worldwide perspective. A dynamic chief like Gunjan will spearhead the corporate’s operations in India and given his intensive expertise and observe file, I’m assured that he’ll take the Bata model to even larger heights and ship robust development.”
Gunjan Shah, CEO-designate – Bata India Ltd, added: “I really feel each honoured and humbled on being appointed because the CEO of India’s favorite footwear model and on the arrogance reposed in me by the board. I’m additionally excited concerning the journey forward. As an iconic model, Bata has change into an integral a part of the Indian cloth. I realise that I’ve massive sneakers to fill in and I’m thrilled about working with the proficient & skilled Bata group. I look ahead to constructing on the legacy of my predecessors in taking the Bata model to new heights alongside creating long run sustainable worth for all stakeholders within the firm.”
Shah holds a Bachelor of Know-how (Computer systems) from VJTI, Mumbai and might be becoming a member of Bata throughout June 2021 and might be primarily based out of Gurugram.