Sandeep Kataria

CEO, Bata India

“Mr. Sandeep Kataria is a business and marketing strategist and leader with more than two decades of experience in the consumer retail industry across the developing and developed markets. Since August, 2017 Mr Kataria has been the Country Manager at the 86-year old Indian arm of Swiss shoe-makers Bata Brands SA.

Prior to taking over the charge of Bata India Ltd, Mr Kataria was at Vodafone India as chief commercial officer. The IIT-Delhi and XLRI Jamshedpur alumnus has also held top sales and marketing posts at Yum! Brands the owners of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands. His longest stint of more than 17 years has been at the consumer goods company, Unilever, where he was responsible for building and managing Indian and global markets.

At Bata India Ltd, Mr. Kataria has been tasked with the transformation of the footwear giant into a modern, contemporary brand for generations to come.”