Devendra Chawla is EVP and Chief Operating Officer - Merchandising, Marketing, Procurement and Omni Channel, Walmart India and is a part of the leadership team.
A seasoned professional with over 22 years of cross-industry experience in the areas of setting-up business units, leading P&L roles, Sales & Marketing, Brand Management, Head of Buying & Merchandising, including Operations & Manufacturing for large business units, he joined Walmart India in 2017. Prior to joining Walmart, Devendra was the CEO of Future Consumer Limited (FCL) and Group President- Food, FMCG, Brands Future Group. He had also served as the CEO of Food Bazaar, the largest grocery retail chain, President - Food Category, and Business Head for Private Brands at FCL. Before joining FCL, he was the Concept head - Super Market for Reliance Retail. While at Coca Cola, he was Director – Customer Service & National Head – Route to Market & was Area Operations Director. Prior to that, Devendra worked with Asian Paints as Regional & Branch Manager.
Devendra has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Production from Pune University, holds an MBA degree from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School via its AMP program.