Chanda Beppu is senior vice president and president of Global Channel Development for Starbucks. Chanda is responsible for creating Starbucks moments outside of its cafés through the Starbucks Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Foodservice businesses, available in more than 85 markets. Chanda leads the strategy, partnership and growth of the Global Coffee Alliance with Nestlé, focused on bringing Starbucks premium coffee products to consumers around the world. She and her team are also responsible for leading the growth and development of Starbucks global ready-to-drink partnerships, including the North America Coffee Partnership with PepsiCo, among many others globally.
Chanda joined Starbucks in 2005 and has held numerous leadership positions across marketing, concept innovation, corporate strategy and finance. Prior to her current role, Chanda was vice president of Beverage, responsible for driving the innovation pipeline and managing and growing the portfolio of beverages in Starbucks stores. Most recently, Chanda and her team launched the Iced Shaken Espresso platform, following successes in Refreshers and Cold Brew Cold Foam. Before coming to Starbucks, she held finance roles at Merrill Lynch and Coca-Cola.
Chanda holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and accounting from Gonzaga University. Her favorite Starbucks beverage is an Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. Outside of the office, Chanda enjoys reading, running, traveling and spending time with her husband and three children.