Under Armour, Inc.Â has announced the launch of its operations in India. The business, which will be operated through a fully-owned subsidiary, will be run by Tushar Goculdas, Managing Director of Under Armour India.
Jason Archer, Managing Director of Under Armourâs Asia-Pacific region, said, "We look forward to introducing athletes in India to Under Armourâs performance athletic apparel, footwear and accessories -- an incredibly important market as we continue to grow our brand around the world.â
âTusharâs extensive retail and consumer goods experience in India, the Middle-East and Africa brings a wealth of insights and strengths to our business. We are confident that his leadership and passion will help establish Under Armour as a favoured brand among athletes in the region,â Archer added.
Designed to make all athletes better, Under Armourâs athletic performance products will soon be available through franchised partner retail locations and e-commerce platforms. The brandâs first store is expected to launch in the coming weeks. The companyâs products are worn by some of the worldâs best athletes, including NBA all-star Stephen Curry; golfer Jordan Speith; heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua; actor/producer Dwayne âThe Rockâ Johnson; the most decorated Olympian of all-time, swimmer Michael Phelps; and principal ballet dancer Misty Copeland, among others.
Goculdas said, âGoculdas joins Under Armour after nearly a decade with adidas where he most recently served as Brand Director, Emerging Markets and was based in Dubai. In this capacity he was responsible for overall brand strategy with a focus on market expansion and higher profitability. Prior to this, he held various sales and marketing roles at adidas in India and was responsible for growing the brand by making significant enhancements to adidas' athlete portfolio, deploying innovative campaigns and executing strong consumer engagement programmes. Before joining adidas, Goculdas worked at Boston Consulting Group, advising clients across automobile, consumer goods, consumer appliances, retail companies among others. He has also held roles at Colgate-Palmolive and Whirlpool.â
Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a leading inventor, marketer and distributor of branded performance athletic apparel, footwear and accessories.