Who: Sumi Ghosh
What: Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Tata Starbucks
When: 17 December 2015
Tata Starbucks on 17 December 2015 announced the appointment of Sumi Ghosh as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 1 January 2016.
The announcement came after Avani Davda resigned from the position of CEO of the Seattle-based coffee chain.
Before the appointment, Ghosh served as vice president of the US mid-west region for Starbucks. She has been with Starbucks as a group for the last eight years and comes with over three decades of retail industry experience.
About Tata Starbucks
• Tata Starbucks Limited is a 50:50 joint venture company, owned by Tata Global Beverages and Starbucks Corporation, that owns and operates Starbucks outlets in India.
• On 19 October 2012, Starbucks opened its first store in India, measuring 4500 sq ft in Elphinstone Building, Horniman Circle, Mumbai.