Oyo Hotels & Homes has made several notable appointments to its leadership team in recent weeks.
Aditya Ghosh has joined the company’s board of directors after serving as CEO, India & South Asia for the company's hotels and homes business for the past year. In that role, he implemented several programs to strengthen operating metrics and customer experience and was credited for more than doubling the asset owner community from more than 5,500 to more than 18,000 hotels in a "short span of time."
In his new role at the board, Ghosh will focus on five key areas: safety and security, customer experience, corporate governance, revenue management and stakeholder communications.
“Aditya’s strong business acumen, problem-solving capabilities, passion for building an organization with strong corporate governance and a high-performing work culture that thrives on principles of diversity and inclusion, makes him the perfect choice for this larger and more strategic role, at a global level," said Ritesh Agarwal, founder/group CEO, Oyo Hotels & Homes. "I am certain that this decision will greatly help Oyo achieve its goals. ... His learnings will be invaluable for all of us."
Betsy Atkins, CEO/founder of Baja Corp., was appointed to the company’s board of directors last month as an independent director. In this role, she is expected to play a supervisory role and provide guidance to Agarwal and the management team on key business decisions.
At Baja Corp., she built three early-stage funds and made early seed investments in consumer and enterprise software companies. Prior to Baja Corp., she co-founded enterprise software companies in multiple industries including energy, healthcare and networking.
Atkins already has strong experience in several aspects of the business, including corporate governance, driving tech-enabled efficiencies in business operations as well as ensuring strong business economics.
Rohit Kapoor, the recent CEO for Oyo's new real estate businesses, is now the CEO for the company's entire India and South Asia business.
Over the last year, Kapoor has been overseeing the growth of Oyo Life, the brand’s long-term rental housing portfolio as well as other new real estate businesses in India. Kapoor will now oversee the operations of more than 18,000 hotels across more than 500 cities in India and South Asia.
"Rohit has been with Oyo now for over a year now, and in the last 12 months, he has worked closely with me on various strategic initiatives across businesses," Agarwal said. "I am certain that Oyo India & South Asia will continue to grow from strength to strength under his able leadership."