Navin Gurnaney, Head, Starbucks India has been appointed the new CEO of Reliance Brands. Gurnaney will join Reliance on May 1, 2021 and report to report to Darshan Mehta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Brands and handle a varied portfolio of food retail and hospitality concepts.
Reliance Brands operates brands such as Diesel, Superdry, Diesel, Giorgio Armani, Hamleys, Steve Madden, among several other foreign brands in India. In all it retails over 40 brands in the country. Last week, Tata Starbucks appointed Sushant Dash as its new chief executive officer in India effective May 1. Dash will replace Gurnaney who is stepping down to pursue an opportunity outside Tata Starbucks.