Metro Brands Limited, the Indian fashion footwear retailer, has roped in Nissan Joseph as its Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2021.
Started in 1977, the firm will continue to be helmed by its founding members Farah Malik Bhanji, Managing Director, and Rafique A. Malik, Chairman.
Nissan is joining Metro Brands from Philippines-based MAP Active and Planet Sports Inc., a lifestyle retailer in Southeast Asia, where he was the CEO since March 2020.
During his 18 year-long experience in retail and brand management, he has held key roles for five years at Crocs, for which Metro Brands Ltd operates retail stores in India. He has also worked with firms including Payless Shoes Pty Ltd and Hickory Brands, Inc.
The pan India network of Metro Brands, as of March 31, 2021, comprises 586 stores in more than 130 cities with brands such as Metro Shoes, Mochi, Walkway, and Crocs under its banner.