Oyo has announced that it has appointed former IndiGo airline president Aditya Ghosh as the new chief executive officer of its hotels business in South Asia.
Aditya Ghosh, a trained lawyer, had quit IndiGo — India’s top budget airline carrier — in April after a 10-year stint. He was responsible for launching international operations of the airline and was also instrumental in pioneering the ‘before-time departure’ concept in the airline industry, which soon became a benchmark for others.
Commenting on his appointment, Aditya Ghosh said:
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.
Oyo, which has a presence in more than 500 cities across India, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, UAE, and the United Kingdom, recently introduced homes to its inventory. Its inventory boasts of over 12,000 franchised and leased hotels and over 330,000 rooms.
Commenting on the appointment of Aditya Ghosh, Ritesh Agarwal, founder and group CEO of Oyo Hotels and Homes, said:
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.
The appointment of Aditya Ghosh comes as a part of Oyo’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.