‘Southeast Asia is the future’: Apex CEO talks global growth

Bangladesh’s biggest footwear chain Apex Footwear has opened its first international store in Nepal, marking the start of a new period of global growth for the decades-old shoemaker.  “We’ve always had a vision and a dream that we should take this Bangladeshi brand to the world,” Rajan Pillai, CEO of Apex, told Inside Retail.  Opening in Kathmandu last month, the 800-square-foot store stocks men’s, women’s and kids’ shoes, as well as leather accessories, such as belts, ba