OYO has announced the appointment of Indian athlete and silver-medallist at the 2016 Paralympic Games Dr Deepa Malik as an independent director on the company’s board of directors. Dr Malik is currently the President of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).
“I have learned during my journey that having a diverse board is one of the best ways to inculcate lateral thinking in the board. We are delighted to welcome Dr Malik to OYO’s board of directors. We have been working on making our company and the board more inclusive over the last couple of years. Dr Malik’s experience and her passion for travel and adventure would be invaluable for OYO for years to come. She is not just an inspiration to a whole generation of Indians but also embodies the spirit of thriving in the face of adversity, a mindset which a company like us has to make an integral part of our thinking,” said Ritesh Agarwal, Chairman, Founder & Group CEO, OYO.
Dr Malik joins the board of OYO that has three other independent directors and one nominee director, besides Ritesh Agarwal being the chairman. The other independent directors as per the reconstituted board include Bejul Somaia, W Steve Albrecht and Troy Alstead.