The newly appointed Global CEO of Bata Brands, Sandeep Kataria, shared his views and outlook for the business going forward.
The footwear giant has a strong footprint in 70 countries and has almost 6,000 stores globally.
"This is also a great opportunity to bring back more learnings from overseas. As a global company we have had very good interaction and learnings across the region,” he mentioned.
“We will be looking at India as a very strong supply chain space for us across the world. We already do export fair amount from India but as we relook at the overall supply chain base, it could also mean more coming out of India,” Kataria added.
On the near-term road ahead, he said, “The trend is in the right direction. We are moving up almost every week, getting closer to our base of year ago. We look at the future with optimism and if we are able to avoid the second and the third wave and the issues linked to that, we should be in a good shape come next year."
Kataria also mentioned that a new India CEO will be appointed soon by the company. It is noteworthy that Kataria held this post earlier and is the first Indian to be elevated as the global CEO of the company.
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(Edited by : Abhishek Jha)