Bata names Sandeep Kataria as global CEO, first Indian in top role

Footwear giant Bata Shoe Organization on November 30 announced the appointment of Sandeep Kataria as CEO, effective immediately. Sandeep Kataria completed his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1991.

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.”

Sandeep Kataria said he is excited about the journey ahead. “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,” he noted.