Udai Pinnali

Udai Pinnali is the CEO of Aditya Birla New Age Hospitality (ABNAH), the hospitality arm of the Aditya Birla Group (ABG). The company has four iconic restaurant brands—Hakkasan, Yauatcha, Nara Thai and CinCin, and has recently launched Ode, a premium dining experience in Mumbai in collaboration with Chef Rahul Akerkar. ABNAH also runs the private members only Club Jolie’s – an exclusive 30,000 sft. opulent space in Worli, Mumbai.
Udai joined the Aditya Birla Group in 2008 as part of their leadership program and has worked across varied roles since then. Over the years, he was an Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Mr KM Birla, managing key growth and performance agendas of several Group ventures. Prior to that, he handled strategic business roles at Voda-Idea Ltd. and was a Category Marketing Head in ABG’s new Paints business. He has been awarded the prestigious Chairman’s Individual Award twice at Aditya Birla Group for his exceptional contribution over the years.

Udai holds a Degree in Engineering and is an MBA from IIM Bangalore. A foodie himself, when not at the restaurants or jamming on growth plans with his team, he spends time reading or travelling with his family.