Devendra Chawla

  • Devendra Chawla

    CEO - Future Consumer Ltd & Group President - Food FMCG, Brands - Future Group

    Mr. Devendra Chawla started his career working five years each for Asian Paints and Coca Cola before joining the retail industry in 2006. Subsequently, Mr. Chawla joined Coca Cola, India and served the company in various capacities as General Manager with P&L responsibility for a business unit turnaround role, Director - Area Operations with P&L responsibilities for one of its largest markets in India. He was promoted to a national role as Director - Route to Market, working with an international bottler. In 2006, he joined Reliance Retail as Concept Head - Super Markets, before moving on to become Vice President and Head of Merchandising & Format Marketing at Reliance Fresh. In early 2009, Mr. Chawla joined Future Group as Business Head - Private Brands with end-to-end responsibilities ranging from product development to launch. He was then promoted to President - Food and FMCG Category in 2011. In June 2013, Mr. Chawla became the CEO of Food Bazaar, managing the chain’s private label business. Then in January 2015, he was made Group President of Future Group’s food and FMCG businesses. Mr. Chawla was awarded the Most Admired Food & Grocery Retail Professional of the Year - Private Label at The Coca Cola Golden Spoon Awards at 5th Edition of FGFI 2012. Under his leadership, Big Bazaar won the Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Private Label category at the above-mentioned awards for three consecutive years. Mr. Devndra Chawla is an engineer and an MBA, graduated from the Harvard Business School via its “Advanced Management Program” course.