Mumbai: The Bata Shoe Organization on Monday named its India chief executive officer (CEO), Sandeep Kataria, as its global CEO.
Kataria, the first Indian to head the 120-year-old retailer, replaces Alexis Nasard, who is stepping down after about five years.
For the Lausanne, Switzerland-based Bata, India is the largest market by revenue among the 70 markets where it sells footwear.
Ashwani Windlass will continue to be the chairman of Bata India Ltd, while Rajeev Gopala Krishnan remains the managing director. The company did not name a successor to Kataria.
Kataria joined Bata in August 2017 as its CEO after serving as the chief commercial officer of Vodafone India Ltd. In his nearly 25-year career, Kataria has worked across large consumer-facing businesses, including Unilever where he spent nearly two decades.
He also worked with Yum! Brands, which runs the popular KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants.