Reliance Brands Ltd has roped in Starbucks India Head Navin Gurnaney as CEO- Foods for a new food and hospitality venture that the retailer is set to establish.
Gurnaney is set to join Reliance Brands starting 1st May after stepping down from his role at Starbucks.
Gurnaney on a Linkedin post announcing his new beginnings said, “Change is the only constant!! I’m excited to report that on May 1st, I’ll begin a new journey. CEO, Reliance Brands-Food, is the best way to describe it. Reliance is about to launch a business with a diverse portfolio of very unique concepts.”
“More to be revealed later but I can’t wait to leverage and contribute to the incredible entrepreneurial and dynamic environment I’ am about to enter,” he added in the post.
Gurnaney will be reporting to Darshan Mehta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Brands Limited (RBL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited.
Reliance Brands operates brands like Diesel, Superdry, Diesel, Giorgio Armani, Hamleys, Steve Madden, among several other foreign brands in India. In all, the company retails more than 40 brands in the country.