In a significant shuffle at the top management of Oyo, the online hospitality player has appointed Aditya Ghosh as the CEO of its India, and South Asia operations. Aditya Ghosh was formerly the president and wholetime director of IndiGo. He was leading the airline when it went public three years ago.
South Asia region for Oyo currently includes only India and Nepal and doesn’t include China, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Other markets in the area will be part of Aditya’s mandate when Oyo expands there. live
His appointment, effective December 1, 2018, comes as a part of the company’s efforts to continue to invest in and attract world-class leadership as it expands its operations globally. He will be reporting to Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and Group CEO, Oyo Hotels and Homes.
Aditya will be responsible to oversee and grow Oyo Hotels business in South Asia, which will include, India, Nepal, and the other upcoming markets in the region. According to a statement from the company, he will focus on continuing to drive growth, along with high-quality customer experience and sustained yields for asset owners.
“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. 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, his problem-solving capabilities, and his customer-centric approach to innovation that helped him build an influential 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,” Ritesh Agarwa said in a statement.
At IndiGo, Aditya was instrumental in turning airline into the largest and most profitable airline in India. 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. Under Aditya’s leadership, IndiGo launched its international operations and took to it where it contributed to about 20% of the airline's operations.
“Oyo Hotels is one of the most exciting, innovative, and mission-driven companies, run by an exceptional group of people... I have witnessed its growth journey from being the startup of the year to one of best places to work for, to its recent entry into the unicorn club, and understand what it takes to achieve all this. Having built a company grounds up, and driven its growth and expansion, I know that very few organizations have managed a global reach in such a short span, and the brand loyalty that OYO Hotels enjoys…I’m thrilled to join OYO’s mission of creating quality living spaces, and partner with Ritesh in shaping the company’s future in South Asia - a critical growth market for the company,” Aditya said.