Puma India head Rajiv Mehta quits

Rajiv Mehta, who headed German sportswear firm Puma's India business for nine years after setting it up in 2006, has quit. The 35-year-old, whose Twitter handle goes by the name of The_YoungMD, will be succeeded by Abhishek Ganguly, who till now has been heading the sales and retail functions for the brand.

Mehta looked after Puma's operations in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives. "It has been a great experience for me with Puma. I have decided to follow my own interests now," he said. Apart from his responsibilities as MD, Puma South Asia, Mehta participated extensively in angel investing.

Ganguly, who succeeds Mehta as Puma India MD, had joined the company at its inception in 2005 as a founding director. Puma India now has around 300 stores in 100 cities and towns.

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