Elevates leaders across geographies, including India, South Asia, China, Europe, SEAME
Welcomes Ankit Mathuria as the new Chief Technology Officer; Ankit succeeds Anil Goel, who helped build OYO’s tech prowess from the ground up and will continue to counsel OYO as an advisor
Gautam Swaroop to lead as CEO for OYO International. He will be partnered by Prasun Choudhary as the President for OYO International will represent OYO challenger markets
These developments reiterate OYO’s commitment to offering a better experience to guests, partners, employees as it moves ahead on the path of resurgence in 2021
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OYO Hotels & Homes, the world’s leading chain of hotels and homes, has announced new appointments and elevations across its global leadership in verticals including technology, supply, and product. These developments are aligned with the company’s commitment to delivering an enhanced customer, partner, and employee experience as it emerges as a resurgent brand in 2021.
Ayush Mathur, Chief Supply Officer (Global)
First global CXO elevation in 3 years
Ayush joined OYO in 2014, and since then has reimagined how OYO grows and operates. Under Ayush’s leadership, OYO catapulted the pace of onboarding properties while driving a cultural change on the supply side. He has also continuously hired, mentored and supported great global teams and talent.
Ankit Mathuria, Chief Technology Officer, OYO
An industry stalwart who launched and grew Amazon in MENA
Ankit Mathuria joins OYO as the Chief Technology Officer and a key member of the OYO CXO group. He comes with 15+ years of in-depth technical knowledge in consumer facing industries and has spent the last 7+ years at Amazon in multiple businesses with the last one as CTO for Souq (an Amazon subsidiary) in the MENA region. He brings in global working experience, having spent time in the US, India, Singapore, London and the Middle East.
Ankit succeeds Anil Goel, a distinguished leader, who has decided to pursue opportunities outside of the organisation. He will, however, continue to counsel OYO as an advisor.
Abhinav Sinha, Global COO & Chief Product Officer (Interim)
To help OYO think, build and scale as a product-first and tech-enabled organization
OYO continues to think, build and scale as a product-first company to drive its resurgence in 2021 and solve the needs of its customers and partners. To double down efforts in the product vertical, Abhinav Sinha has been announced as the interim Chief Product Officer. This will be in addition to his Global Chief Operating Officer responsibilities.
Kavikrut, Chief Growth Officer
Taking the lead to build an integrated brand and communications function at OYO
OYO’s vision is to continue to grow into a global direct to consumer brand with communication narratives that its guests, partners and public at large can relate with and be further inspired by. To enable strategic focus with well-planned execution across several key functions, OYO is bringing its global communications team and brand team together under CXO member Kavikrut.
Gautam Swaroop, CEO, OYO International
Draw from his success in China to lead a group of Challenger markets
OYO has structured its global markets into the leader and challenger units based on the opportunities and OYO’s focus on growth or profitable sustainability. OYO International will represent