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Jack Clemons to be the new CEO of Bata
Thomas G. Bata, Chairman of the Bata Group, announced the appointment of the new CEO for the world`s leading footwear retailer and manufacturer. Jack Clemons (46) joined the Bata Group in the year 2006 as President of Bata Brands and Group CFO.
Jack Clemons: extensive contributions to the improvement in performance
Jack Clemons is well known throughout the BSO and contributed extensively in the clarifying of the business model and introducing processes that have contributed to the improvement in performance. Chairman Bata expressed his enthusiasm that Jack Clemons has the right background to ensure continuity while bringing a fresh perspective and approach. Jack Clemons, British citizen, is based at the Bata office in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Rino Rizzo, the previous CEO has led the growth and overall excellent performance of the group. Rizzo and Clemons have worked very closely over a number of years to ensure the transfer of experience and knowledge. The official handover will be completed by the end of this year when Rino Rizzo will retire as CEO.
Bata Shoe Organization
Bata enjoys 120 years of history as the leading manufacturer and retailer of footwear. With more than 30,000 employees, 5,000 international retail stores, and a presence in over 70 countries, Bata serves some one million customers each day around the globe.
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Communications Executive Chris H. Mann
Bata Brands SA