News: Walmart India COO resigns after a 15 month stint

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Walmart India COO resigns after a 15 month stint

The current Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Administrative Officer of the company might become the new COO.
Walmart India COO resigns after a 15 month stint

After a short 15 month stint in the company, Devendra Chawla, Walmart India's Chief Operating Officer has resigned from the company. The reason of his departure is still unknown. 

Devendra had joined Walmart after leading the business of Future Consumer as CEO for almost three years at Future Group. He also worked as the Future Group President for food, FMCG and brands. He has also worked in companies like Reliance Retail, The Coca-Cola Company and Asian Paints. 

In Walmart, Devendra was responsible for merchandising, marketing, procurement and omnichannel at Walmart India. He was also a Director on the board, as per filings available from the Registrar of Companies.

While where Devendra is headed next remains uncertain, there are some speculations around who could replace him as COO. Sameer Aggarwal, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Administrative Officer might replace him as per report. 

Sameer currently looks after finance, technology, legal, audit and strategy functions. An MBA from London Business School, he was earlier chief finance, development and supply chain officer at KFC Thailand and had worked with Sainsbury’s in UK and China.

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