Sunaina Sethi is the Co-founder & People Director for JKS Restaurants, which is behind some of the most exciting restaurants in London today. JKS currently has 30 brands, including 20 restaurants, 2 pubs, 6 Michelin stars and 3 Michelin Bib Gourmands. Sunaina studied at Nottingham university and ambitions of a career in finance initially led Sunaina to Germany, before she returned to the UK to join her brothers in the running of their first restaurant, Trishna, and pursue her love of wine.
She continued to grow the business, with a focus on Operations and Beverage. Recognised as A Zagat ‘30 under 30’ trailblazer, as well as being recognised as the Imbibe Restaurant Personality of the Year in 2016. In 2017 she achieved her WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits, and proceeded to set up JKS Restaurants as an approved WSET programme provider. Currently, Sunaina oversees the People strategy across the business overseeing HR, Recruitment and Learning & Development with an aim to encourage growth and progression of the 1200 JKS staff. She is also a Non-Executive Director for Tate Enterprises Ltd, advising on all aspects of the business.