Abinash has been associated with the ITC Hotels for more than thirty years in different roles and capacities. He began his career with ITC after joining the WelcomGroup Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi when he was selected for the Group's Management Trainee Program in 1990. Later, he was appointed as Sales & Marketing Manager for WelcomGroupChola Sheraton &WelcomGroup Park Sheraton in Chennai in 1996. Soon, he was posted as the Marketing Manager for the Group's flagship property, the ITC Maurya in 1999.
Only to explore a new field, Abinash joined Colliers Jardine, a real estate MNC Consultancy as General Manager in 2000 and was involved in several landmark transactions and advisory.
After successful accomplishments in the field of real estate advisory services, Abinash re-joined ITC Hotels as Head – Sales & Marketing for Fortune Hotels.
He was advanced as Area Manager for New Delhi Hotels viz. the ITC Maurya and Sheraton New Delhi and subsequently Area Manager-North responsible for the Leisure and Luxury hotels in India. Abinash was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of WelcomHeritage Hotels in 2020.
Abinash holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila and received his Diploma in Hotel Management from IHMCTAN, Dadar, Mumbai. He successfully completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Vermont USA.