OYO Hotels appoints ex-IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh as CEO for India, South Asia
Aditya Ghosh joins OYO Hotels & Homes following a stint at IndiGo as president and wholetime director, the statement said, adding that Ghosh is a proven professional with over 21 years of experience and is entrusted with the responsibility to oversee and grow OYO Hotels business in South Asia, which will include India, Nepal, and other upcoming markets in the region.
Hospitality firm OYO today appointed former IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh as the chief executive officer for India and South Asia, effective from December 1 this year. The appointment comes in wake of the company's focus to drive accelerated growth in its home markets -- India and China, OYO said in a statement, adding that Aditya will be reporting to OYO Hotels & Homes Founder and Group CEO Ritesh Agarwal.
"With Ghosh 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.
Agarwal further said, “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 and 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 society, makes him a great addition to the leadership team.”
Aditya joins OYO Hotels & Homes following a stint at IndiGo as president and wholetime director, the statement said, adding that Ghosh is a proven professional with over 21 years of experience and is entrusted with the responsibility to oversee and grow OYO Hotels business in South Asia, which will include India, Nepal, and other upcoming markets in the region.
Meanwhile, Aditya Ghosh said, "I'm thrilled to join OYO's mission of creating quality living spaces, and partner with Agarwal in shaping the company's future in South Asia -- a critical growth market for the company."
Ghosh, who had stepped down from IndiGo in July this year and joined as an advisor to Tata Trusts, was responsible for launching international operations of the airline. He is said to be instrumental to IndiGo airlines pioneering the ‘before-time departure’ concept in the airline industry.
Aditya Ghosh, who is also known as a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, doesn’t have an MBA degree, but comes from a corporate law background.
OYO currently has footprints in over 500 cities across India, China, Malaysia, Nepal, the UK, the UAE and Indonesia.
Oyo Hotels and Homes has expanded its global footprints to over 500 cities in 7 countries, from Indonesia to the UK, with China and India as home markets in the last five years.