senior vice president, Corporate Finance
Ash Walia, senior vice president, Corporate Finance is responsible for leading corporate finance with a focus on controllership, global tax and customs, treasury and risk, corporate FP&A, business integration, corporate facilities and siren retail finance.
Ash joined Starbucks in June 2011 as vice president, Global Supply Chain Finance, and was quickly recognized for his deep experience in supply chain, finance and operations and thoughtful leadership style. He broadened his scope of responsibilities as senior vice president, Global Supply Chain Business Operations. His role included Finance, Planning, Commercialization and the Center of Excellence, an organization that he established during his tenure.
Prior to joining Starbucks, Ash held various roles at Kellogg Company in its offices in Ireland and Canada. Ultimately, he served as the Vice President of Global Supply Chain Finance in the company’s headquarters in Michigan.
Ash was raised in Delhi, India. He holds a B.A. in Commerce, with honors from Delhi University as well as a degree in Cost Accounting from the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India. Outside of work, Ash has a passion for continuing his spiritual journey and yoga. He currently resides in Sammamish with his mother and daughter. His favorite Starbucks beverage is Teavana’s Golden Monkey tea.