Ramnik will report to David Cheesewright, the incoming CEO of Wal-Marts international operations

Ramnik will report to David Cheesewright, the incoming CEO of Wal-Mart's international operations

Wal-Mart International senior vice president, Krish Iyer, has been promoted to the role of chief executive for the US retail giant's India operations.

Iyer will take up the role from 20 January, replacing interim CEO Ramnik Narsey, who is taking the role of senior vice president for Wal-Mart International.

Ramnik will report to David Cheesewright, the incoming CEO of the retailer's international operations, appointed earlier this week. Iyer will report to Asia CEO Scott Price.

Originally from Mumbai, India, Iyer joined Wal-Mart International as senior vice president last year. Prior to this, he spent six years with health, beauty and lifestyle retailer A.S. Watson Group, serving as managing director in Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines.

"Krish will be responsible for leading the growth and success of our India operations while also continuing to develop our future retail strategy there," said Price. "His knowledge of our business, combined with his understanding of the Indian market and culture, make him a natural fit for this role."