The appointment will be effective from December 1, 2018 and comes as a part of the company’s efforts to continue to invest in and attract world-class leadership.
Hospitality startup OYO on Thursday announced the appointment of Aditya Ghosh to be OYO’s Chief Executive Officer for India and South Asia. The appointment will be effective from December 1, 2018.
According to the statement released by OYO, this appointment comes as a part of the company’s efforts to continue to invest in and attract world-class leadership in the wake of its focus to drive accelerated growth in its home markets - India and China.
Aditya, with over 21 years of experience, has previously worked with IndiGo as the president and whole-time director. Aditya joined the Board of Directors of IndiGo in May 2007 and took on the role as its President in August 2008. He was also a member of the apex Executive Committee of InterGlobe Enterprises at the Group Level and sat on the board of the hotels and technology businesses as well as the flight simulator training facilities.
“As we grow our business, we feel it is essential to continue to invest in building one of the most influential leadership teams and bringing in professionals with an entrepreneurial mindset and from diverse backgrounds that can help lead the next wave of growth at OYO Hotels," said Ritesh Agarwal, founder and group CEO of OYO Hotels.
"With Aditya taking on this mantle for one of our home markets, India and the broader South Asia region, we are confident that he will be able to help OYO Hotels set new benchmarks in the hospitality industry and nurture a high performing workforce. His business acumen, problem-solving capabilities and customer-centric approach to innovation which helped him build a brand that is loved by all, makes him an excellent choice for OYO Hotels. Above all, his ability to deliver growth with large-scale impact, whether it is to develop an inclusive culture or in giving back to the society, makes him a great addition to the leadership team. We are pleased to welcome Aditya, and look forward to his valuable leadership,” he added.
Aditya is entrusted with the responsibility to oversee and grow OYO Hotels business in South Asia, which will include India, Nepal and other upcoming markets in the region. He will be reporting to Ritesh Agarwal.
“What excites me the most about OYO Hotels is the company’s single-minded focus to deliver value to customers and asset owners. To achieve that, we need to continue to foster a culture that attracts the best and brightest minds, and I am very proud to have been given a chance to partner in this effort,” says Aditya.
Last month, OYO had announced its entry to the UAE and Indonesia and entered the housing rental segment with OYO Living to target Indian customers.