METRO Cash & Carry India Gets New Managing Director

  • Arvind Mediratta takes over as Managing Director from Rajeev Bakshi as of Feb 01
  • Mediratta was formerly with Walmart’s US operations as Corporate Vice President (Merchandising), and Corporate Vice President (Operations)
  • Was earlier responsible for running Walmart India’s cash-&-carry operations as COO

Bangalore, February 01, 2016 – METRO Cash & Carry India welcomes Arvind Mediratta, who has joined the Company in the position of Managing Director of the company, as of February 01, 2016.

Arvind Mediratta comes to METRO from Walmart USA, where he was working as Corporate Vice President (Merchandising), after spending a year in Operations as Corporate Vice President. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Walmart India, where he was directly responsible for running cash-&-carry operations and overseeing all functions. He had joined Walmart in April 2007 and played a key role in setting up Walmart's Indian cash-&-carry business and organization from the ground up.

In the past, Arvind was Chief Marketing Officer for South Asia at Yum! Foods and also Vice President, Marketing & Product Development for Whirlpool India until May 2005. Arvind was also Head of Marketing for Marico until July 2003. He started his career with Procter & Gamble in 1991 and held various Brand Management roles in the Asia-Pacific region until 2001.

Arvind Mediratta takes over from Rajeev Bakshi, who had joined METRO Cash & Carry India as Managing Director in June 2010. Under Bakshi’s guidance, METRO Cash & Carry India embarked on a pan-India expansion plan with a sharp focus on customer orientation and profitability, which helped establish METRO Cash & Carry as a leading player in the Indian Market.

About METRO Cash & Carry

METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 26 countries with over 750 self-service wholesale stores. With a headcount of about 117,000 employees worldwide, the wholesale company achieved sales of about € 31 billion in the financial year 2013/2014. METRO Cash & Carry is a sales division of the international retailing giant METRO GROUP. The company currently operates nineteen wholesale distribution centres including five in Bangalore, three in Hyderabad, two each in Delhi and Mumbai, and one each in Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada and Indore.

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