Thomas' new assignment would be effective from April 1 and the company is now looking for his successor in India.
Adidas Head of Media Relations Claudia Lange said: "Dave Thomas, at Adidas currently managing director India, was promoted and appointed managing director emerging markets, effective April 1st."
In his new role, Thomas would handle emerging market portfolio at Adidas, which comprises growing regions such as Middle East, Turkey, India and Africa.
Over Thomas successor in India, she said Thomas would continue to oversee the Indian operations till his successor is announced.
"A successor for his role in India will be announced in due course. Until then, Dave will continue to oversee India," Lange said.
Thomas has been working as the managing director of Adidas India from October 2014.
Thomas has been with the Adidas Group since February 1998.
Adidas, which also owns brand Reebok, had clocked a revenue of around Rs 1,530 crore in India during the last fiscal ended March 31, 2018.
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