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Tata Starbucks appoints Sumi Ghosh as CEO

She replaces Avani Davda, who was the youngest CEO in the Tata group

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Tata today announced the appointment of as CEO with effect from January 1.

"Avani Davda, CEO of Tata Pvt Ltd...Has made the personal decision to pursue other opportunities and accordingly resigned from her current assignment as Chief Executive Officer of Tata Pvt Ltd," the company said in a BSE filing.

It further said, "The Board of Tata Starbucks Pvt Ltd has appointed 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 Pvt Ltd, a 50:50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee company and Tata Global Beverages, operates over 70 Starbucks stores in India.

Starbucks entered the Indian market in October, 2012.

First Published: Thu, December 17 2015. 15:32 IST