He will spearhead Merchandising, Marketing, and Omni Channel functions

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, Walmart India said, “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Devendra Chawla as EVP & Chief Operating Officer for Walmart India. Devendra brings invaluable cross-industry experience spanning 22 years in retail, FMCG, merchandising, Operations and brand management. With this appointment, we are well positioned to better serve our customers while strengthening our overall business. Devendra’s experience is perfectly suited for aligning our transformation and growth journey with our core business strengths while serving our customers uniquely and in the most efficient ways.”

Until recently, Devendra Chawla was CEO of the Future Consumer Limited (FCL) and Group President- Food, FMCG, Brands Future Group. Prior to that, he served as the CEO- Food and Business Head for Private Brands. He has served as the Concept Head - Super Market for Reliance Retail. Previously with Coca Cola, he has donned various roles including Area Operations Director, Director- Customer Service/ Route to Market. He has also had a stint at Asian Paints as Regional - Branch Manager. Devendra did his Bachelor of 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 Advance Management Program

About Walmart India: Wal-Mart India Private Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Stores Inc., the world’s leading retailer renowned for its efficiency and expertise in logistics, supply chain management and sourcing. Walmart India owns and operates 21 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in 9 States across India and provides omni-channel shopping experience across all the stores. The Best Price stores offer best prices with unmatched convenience, choice, quality and hygiene. The mission of Best Price is "Enabling businesses to prosper...every single member". To enter and purchase from Best Price stores, it is mandatory to become a member. Members can belong to different business categories such as Resellers (‘Kirana Stores’); Offices and Institutions (O&I); and Hotels, Restaurants and Caterers (HoReCa). The assortment, service and store layout are customized to the specific needs of members who can walk into a Best Price stores and source high quality products in quantities they need and at the time they require.

For further information, please contact:
Sunita Patnaik, Walmart India, at Sunita.patnaik@walmart.com and 97171 71798;
Rashmi Rajput, Fortuna PR at rashmi@fortunapr.com and 99100 23503 | Pankaj Tiwari, Fortuna PR at pankaj@fortunapr.com and 84475 95982