Walmart India COO Devendra Chawla has put in his papers after a 15-month stint in the company, two senior industry executives said.
Sameer Aggarwal, executive vice president, chief strategy and administrative officer of the American retail giant’s Indian arm, is likely to take over Chawla’s role, they said. The exit of Chawla was announced internally on Friday and he is currently serving the notice period, the executives said.
Chawla’s next career move could not be ascertained. He could not be reached for comment despite repeated attempts. Walmart India declined to comment on the development. Chawla, an alumnus of Harvard Business School, was executive vice president and COO responsible for merchandising, marketing, procurement and omni-channel at Walmart India. He was also a director on the board, as per filings available from the Registrar of Companies.