Tata Starbucks appoints Navin Gurnaney as its CEO

With this new role Gurnaney will be responsible for driving Tata Starbucks overall strategic direction and vision in India
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Tata Starbucks has appointed Navin Gurnaney as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from January 1, 2019. He will be replacing Sumitro Ghosh.

Ghosh will returns to the US parent company after a three-year stint. 

With this new role, Gurnaney will be responsible for driving Tata Starbucks overall strategic direction and vision in India. He will also work towards strengthening Starbucks business growth.

Gurnaney first joined the company in 2004. He was a leader on US business for eight years in operations and partner resources, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

John Culver, Group President, International, Channel Development and Global Coffee & Tea at Starbucks Coffee Company, said, "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."

Tata Starbucks, a joint venture between Tata Group and Starbucks, started operations in India in October 2012.