New Delhi: “Avani Davda, CEO of Tata Starbucks Pvt Ltd…has made the personal decision to pursue other opportunities and accordingly resigned from her current assignment as Chief Executive Officer of Tata Starbucks Pvt Ltd,” the company said in a BSE filing.
It further said, “The board of Tata Starbucks Pvt Ltd has appointed Sumi Ghosh as CEO of Tata Starbucks Pvt Ltd effective January 01, 2016. Sumi is an eight-year Starbucks partner and brings three decades of consumer retail experience.”
The company said Davda has been instrumental in establishing the Tata Starbucks business and positioning Starbucks as the premier coffee house experience in India.
Tata Starbucks is a 50:50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee company and Tata Global Beverages. The company operates over 70 Starbucks stores in India.
Starbucks entered the Indian market in October, 2012.