Article: Tata Starbucks appoints new CEO


Tata Starbucks appoints new CEO

The current CEO, Sumitro Ghosh will return to the US and take up a new role within the organization.
Tata Starbucks appoints new CEO

Navin Gurnaney will succeed Sumitro Ghosh to become CEO of Tata Starbucks effective from January 1. With this role, Gurnaney returns to Starbucks after first joining in 2004, where he was looking at the different aspects of the business for eight years.

John Culver, Group President, International, Channel Development and Global Coffee & Tea at Starbucks Coffee Company stated in media, “We are pleased to welcome Navin Gurnaney, who has a proven track record of success within Starbucks and is a business leader with the ability to bring people together, as Tata Starbucks continues to innovate and position itself for long-term growth in the India market.”

The company said Gurnaney would be responsible for driving Tata Starbucks overall strategic direction and vision in India. 

Ghosh who took over from Avni Davda, the first CEO, was brought in from the US to expedite the company’s growth in India. He is now moving to the US for a different role within the company. Starbucks hasn't revealed any information on Ghosh's new role.

Ajoy Mishra, Managing Director and CEO of Tata Global Beverages shared in media, "Navin is the right person to build on the momentum we see in the market."

Gurnaney will be the third CEO to steer the joint venture between Tata Global Beverages Ltd and Starbucks Coffee Company, which began its operation in India in October 2012.

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Topics: Leadership, Appointments

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