Rajeev Gopalakrishnan

Rajeev Gopalakrishnan Bio

Rajeev Gopalakrishnan is a Managing Director and President of the Asia Pacific of Bata India. He joined and began his works at the Bata Shoe Organisation (BSO) in 1990. With a rich and wide amount of experience of 29 years, he has previously handled the positions of Director – Wholesale Channels, Sales & Marketing with Bata International – Canada, and as the Vice President of Bata India Limited in Retail Operations and Wholesale Division.

Before joining as the Managing Director of Bata India Limited in October 2011, Rajeev was the Managing Director of Bata Retail Stores for nine months. He was previously also the Managing Director of Bata Bangladesh for one year, and the Managing Director of Bata Thailand for three years.

Since July 2019 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 and Managing Director. He has previously lead the high-growth ‘Asia-South’ region for 5 years.

 Rajeev Gopalakrishnan Bio         
NameRajeev Gopalakrishnan
ProfessionManaging Director and President, Bata
Current PositionManaging Director & President – Asia Pacific at Bata India
Personal Life
Date of BirthNot Known
Age (as in 2021)Not Known
Birth PlaceKerela, India
ResidenceKerela, India
Current HometownKerela, India
Nationality (Country)Indian
Physical Status
Weight68 Kg
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColurBlack
Education and More
CollegeBachelor’s in Technology (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India (1987)
Educational QualificationGraduate
Family and Relationships
ParentsNames Not Known
SiblingsNames Not Known
Spouse (Husband)Name Not Known
ChildrenName Not Known
Current Position Group Managing Director and President of South Asia & Executive Director at Bata
President Commissioner at Bata Indonesia - View - Bata Indonesia
Managing Director at Bata India
President, Asia Pacific at Bata
Previous works First job in a shoe company called Vibha shoes in Chennai (1990)
Manager-Sales & Marketing at Bata Industries Ltd. and Director-Wholesale Channels Sales & Marketing at Bata International (a subsidiary of Bata Industries Ltd.), Vice Chairman & Managing Director at Bata Shoe Co. (Bangladesh) Ltd. and Managing Director at Bata Shoe of Thailand Public Co. Ltd.
Bata India Limited (Footwear)- Director & Managing Director (2017)
Bata Emerging Markets Ltd. (Footwear)- Group Managing Director (2014)
PT Sepatu Bata Tbk.(Footwear)- President Commissioner (2014)
Bata Shoe Company (Bangladesh) Limited (Footwear)- Chairman(2014)
Managing Director & Founding Director, Callystro Infotech Pvt Ltd. (2012)
Workshops/Seminars/Conferences/ProgrammesAttended various courses and advanced programmes of BSO, viz., Course Leader Advanco 2009 (India/China), Advanco 2006 in Singapore, Advance Retailing Courses, Executive Management Programme in 2009, Sprint 1997 (Retail Course), and Retailco 1996 in India.
Attended a programme in IMD, Switzerland on Leadership and Sustainable Business Growth
Awards/Recognition‘Udyog Ratna Award’ and the ‘Certificate of Excellence and Gold Medal’ by The Institute of Economic Studies in 2014.
‘Retail Professional of the Year’ in CMO Asia Summit at the 2015 Asia Retail Conference
‘EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015’ (Finalist Award)
The World Consulting & Research Corporation bestowed him with the honour of ‘India’s Most Trusted CEO’ (2017)
Favourite Book2 States by Chetan Bhagat
Favourite MovieSilsila

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