Walmart appointed Devendra Chawla as its chief operating officer in charge of merchandising, marketing, and the company’s omnichannel function in India. He will report to Walmart India CEO Krish Iyer.
Earlier, Chawla worked at Reliance Retail, Coca-Cola, Asian Paints, and the Future Group and has experience in retailer development. Walmart India owns and operates 21 “Best Price” modern wholesale stores in nine states across India. The company is seeking to leverage Chawla’s expertise in food retail since it plans to set up 50 new stores across India over the next three to four years, reports Livemint.