Devendra Chawla to join Walmart India as EVP & Chief Operating Officer
New Delhi, August 02, 2017: Walmart India, wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Stores Inc., has appointed Devendra Chawla as EVP & Chief Operating Officer. Devendra will lead Merchandising, Marketing, and Omni Channel functions for Walmart India’s Cash & Carry business and will report to Krish Iyer, President & CEO Walmart India.
Krish Iyer, President & CEO, WalmartIndia said, “I am delighted to announce theappointment of Devendra Chawla as EVP & Chief Operating Officer for WalmartIndia. Devendra brings invaluable cross-industry experience spanning 22 yearsin retail, FMCG, merchandising, Operations and brand management. With thisappointment, we are well positioned to better serve our customers whilestrengthening our overall business. Devendra’s experience is perfectly suitedfor aligning our transformation and growth journey with our core businessstrengths while serving our customers uniquely and in the most efficient ways.”
Until recently, Devendra Chawla was CEO of theFuture Consumer Limited (FCL) and Group President- Food, FMCG, Brands FutureGroup. Prior to that, he served as the CEO- Food and Business Headfor Private Brands. He has served as the Concept Head - Super Market forReliance Retail. Previously with Coca Cola, he has donned various rolesincluding Area Operations Director, Director- CustomerService/ Route to Market. He has also had a stint at Asian Paints asRegional - Branch Manager.
Devendra did his Bachelor of Engineering inProduction from Pune University, holds an MBA degree from Symbiosis Instituteof Business Management, Pune, and is an alumnus of the Harvard BusinessSchool via its Advance Management Program.