Coats Group Chief Executive Rajiv Sharma to step downCoats Group plc, the leading thread and structural component manufacturer for apparel and footwear and a pioneer of performance materials, has announced succession plan for Group Chief Executive. Rajiv Sharma, the current Group Chief Executive has decided to step down from his role and leave Coats by the end of 2024. He has been with the company for 14 years and the last eight years as Group Chief Executive.