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Friday, 16 November, 2018, 09 : 30 AM [IST]

Former IndiGo President Aditya Ghosh joins OYO as CEO

As per reports, former IndiGo President, Aditya Ghosh has joined OYO, the largest budget hotel aggregator and chain in India. Ghosh will take over charge from December 1 as CEO for India and South Asia market. The high-profile appointment comes at a time OYO embark on ambitious expansion both in India as well as other overseas markets including China.

Ghosh joins OYO Hotels & Homes following a stint as an advisor to Tata Trusts, Mint reported. In July, he had stepped down from his position as IndiGo's President and Wholetime Director. He will be reporting to OYO Hotels & Homes Founder & Group CEO Ritesh Agarwal.

"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," Agarwal said in a statement.

He added that Ghosh's ability to deliver growth with large-scale impact whether in developing an inclusive culture or giving back to the society made him a great addition to OYO's leadership team. Agarwal also noted that the incoming chief's business acumen, problem-solving capabilities, and customer-centric approach to innovation played a vital role in building the IndiGo brand.

Ghosh has been entrusted with the responsibility to oversee and grow OYO's business in South Asia, which will include India, Nepal, and other upcoming markets in the region. OYO currently has footprints in over 500 cities across India, China, Malaysia, Nepal, the UK, the UAE and Indonesia.

"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," said Ghosh. Interestingly, he doesn't boast an MBA degree - he comes from a corporate law background.


 
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