OYO Hotels Appoints IndiGo’s Ex-President Aditya Ghosh as CEO for India & South Asia

Ghosh with over 21 years of experience will be responsible to oversee and grow OYO Hotels’ business in South Asia, which will include, India, Nepal, and the other upcoming markets in the region.


OYO HOTELS, South Asia’s leading and one of China’s top ten, today announced the appointment of Aditya Ghosh (Ex-President of India’s leading Low-Cost Carrier IndiGo Airlines) as their CEO of India and South Asia, effective December 1, 2018. The appointment comes amid the hotel company’s focus to drive accelerated growth in their potential markets – India and China.

Ghosh with over 21 years of experience will be responsible to oversee and grow OYO Hotels’ business in South Asia, which will include, India, Nepal, and the other upcoming markets in the region. He will focus on continuing to drive growth while delivering high-quality customer experience and sustained yields for asset owners, according to the company in a press release issued here.

Furthermore, he will be a thought partner to every OYOpreneur, by enabling a work culture that rewards performance and celebrates diversity and inclusion. Ghosh will be reporting to Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & Group CEO, OYO Hotels & Homes.

Ghosh joins OYO Hotels & Homes following his last stint at IndiGo as the President & Whole-time Director of IndiGo, where he was instrumental in turning the airline into a highly-preferred and profitable airline in India, and also into one of the fastest growing low-cost carriers globally. He was also a member of the apex Executive Committee of InterGlobe Enterprises at the Group Level and sat on the Board of the hotels and technology businesses as well as the flight simulator training facilities. During his stint at IndiGo, Aditya was also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, which is currently credited to have the maximum number of women pilots and a workforce comprising of 43% women.

Commenting on the appointment, Ritesh Agarwal - Founder & Group CEO, OYO Hotels & 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. His business acumen, problem-solving capabilities, and customer-centric approach to innovation that helped him build an influential brand that is loved by all, which 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 the society, makes him a great addition to the leadership team. We are pleased to welcome Aditya, and look forward to his valuable leadership.”

Ghosh said, “It is amazing to see seasoned talent with a high-pedigree and professional achievements, as well as young achievers, choose OYO as the place where they want to create impact and satiate their hunger for entrepreneurship. 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.”

Dinesh Ramamurthi, CHRO, OYO Hotels & Homes commented, “Recognised for his excellent leadership throughout the industry, Aditya has an intimate understanding of running and growing a customer-centric business. South Asia and more specifically India, will continue to be a key driver to OYO’s growth, diversification, and expansion, and we see Aditya playing a central role in driving many strategic initiatives around this.”

“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,” added Ghosh.

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