It is being suggested that Walmart India has appointed former CEO of Future Consumer Devendra Chawla as its Chief Operating Officer. Chawla, who had last week quit from Future Consumer a part of Kishore Biyani-led Future Group, will join as COO Merchandising, Marketing and Omni-channel function at Walmart India. He will report to Walmart India CEO KrishIyer. This appointment is in sync with company's plans to set up 50 new stores across India over the next three to four years. Walmart India owns and operates 21 best price modern wholesale stores in nine states across India. Chawla had joined Future Group in January 2009 as the CEO for its private brands business. He had previously worked at Reliance Retail Ltd, Coca-Cola and Asian Paints.