Ajay Pahwa is the Chief Executive Officer, Kaya Ltd., since November 2009. An MBA from IMD Lausanne (Switzerland), Ajay also possesses a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Delhi University. His hospitality training includes a Diploma in Hotel Management from Institute of Hotel Management (Delhi) followed by Oberoi School of Management (Delhi). He also completed a Certification Course in Chain Store Management from the Cornell University (USA).
Ajay's experience over the past 22 years has been in hospitality and retail restaurant businesses. He has been with Yum Restaurants International since 1995 in Operating Roles in Far East, UK, and Middle East and North Africa. Most recently he was based in Dubai as General Manager- Pizza Hut and Taco Bell for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. His prior experience includes roles at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and New World Harbor View Hotel, Hong Kong. Ajay began his career with the Oberoi Group of Hotels in management roles in Mumbai and Delhi. He brings 20 years of international experience and a honed understanding of retail, customer service and hospitality segments.