Bata India appoints Gunjan Shah as Chief Executive Officer
Footwear major, Bata India appoints Gunjan Shah as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 2021. He will take over from Sandeep Kataria, who was elevated as the Global CEO of Bata Brands in November last year.
Currently, Gunjan is associated with Britannia Industries as Chief Commercial Officer and responsible for India commercial operations with revenues of 1.5Bn$ across sales, marketing & SBUs spanning across business categories of biscuits, bakery & dairy products. He has resigned from the company and serving the notice period.
Gunjan will join Bata in June 2021. Based out of Gurugram, he will be at the helm of the brand’s operations in India, the company confirms in a statement.
“India has always been a significant market for us from a global perspective. A dynamic leader like Gunjan will spearhead the company’s operations in India and given his extensive experience and track record, I am confident that he will take the Bata brand to even greater heights and deliver strong growth,” Bata Brands Global CEO Sandeep Kataria said.
Prior to joining Britannia in 2007, Shah has also spent the early stages of his career working with brands such as Asian Paints and Motorola. He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata has experience working across varied sectors spanning consumer durables, telecom, and FMCG.
Bata India CEO-designate Gunjan Shah said, “I am excited about the journey ahead. As an iconic brand, Bata has become an integral part of the Indian fabric”.
“I realise that I have big shoes to fill in and I am thrilled about working with the talented & experienced Bata team. I look forward to building on the legacy of my predecessors in taking the Bata brand to new heights.”