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Leading by example.

As well as being a global brand, we are still a private family business, run by a passionate multicultural leadership team.


Chief Executive Officer

Sandeep Kataria

Mr. Sandeep Kataria has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bata in December 2020.

Mr. Sandeep Kataria is a business and marketing leader with over 25 years of experience in the consumer products and retail industry across the developing and developed markets.

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Chief Financial Officer

Alberto Toni

Alberto Toni joined Bata as Chief Financial Officer in 2016; he is responsible of all aspects of finance management for the company globally.  

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Chief People Officer

Luc Valentin

Luc Valentin joined Bata in December 2018; his career spans over 21 years of experience in HR and Business positions in leading groups with broad international responsibilities

David Lynch

Chief Supply Chain Officer

David Lynch

David joined Bata as the Chief Supply Chain Officer in 2021 and is responsible for the Bata end-to-end Global Supply Chain Operations.

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Chief Digital Officer

Arun Chandra Mohan

Arun Chandra Mohan leads Bata's global digital agenda. Key areas are Bata's Omni-channel retail transformation, data analytics, and CRM.

Isabelle Sakai

Chief Marketing Officer

Isabelle Sakai

Isabelle joined Bata in April 2019 as Chief Marketing Officer, after more than 20 years of international marketing experience in several categories and channels.

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Chief Information Technology Officer

Luca Demarchi

Luca Demarchi joined Bata in January 2021 as Chief Information Technology Officer. Luca is an Executive with more than 22 years of experience in Information Technology in international companies.

Kevin Corning

President, Latin America

Kevin D. Corning

Kevin has more than 20 years of experience holding various positions of general management, vice president and president in renowned companies such as Nike, Levi’s, Montblanc, Mars Inc., DKSH, and Carter’s/Oshkosh, among others. He has extensive experience across the globe, having lived and worked in South America, USA and Asia.

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President, APAC

Rajeev Gopalakrishnan

Since July 2019 Mr. Rajeev Gopalakrishnan leads the Asia-Pacific region (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) in the capacity of President.


President, India

Gunjan Shah

Gunjan has extensive experience of working across varied sectors spanning Consumer Durables, Telecom and FMCG.

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President, Africa

Alberto Errico

Alberto Errico leads Bata Africa region as President, doubling up as Country Manager for Bata Kenya since Dec 2016.   


President, Europe

Claudio Alessi

Mr Claudio Alessi career spans 30 years across different continents with Bata.

Key Leaders

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Group Product Director

Barbara Franceschetto

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