OYO strengthens global technology and data science leadership

These strategic hires will bring more experience at leadership roles in tech & product and bolster OYO’s next phase of product & tech led growth across geographies

OYO has appointed two new senior leaders for engineering and data science. Nirdosh Chouhan, previously at Apple, joins the company as the Senior Vice President of Engineering, while Kranthi Mitra Adusumilli, previously at Swiggy, comes onboard as OYO’s Sr. Principal Data Scientist.

As a part of his role at OYO, Chouhan will spearhead OYO’s Core Engineering Platforms which plays a critical role in OYO’s business. With his expertise and experience that spans over 18 years, he will focus on scaling systems for OYO’s future growth. An alumni of IIM Bangalore, he has previously been associated with large global technology companies such as Apple, Oracle and Infosys amongst others. “I truly believe that with the power of engineering, we can simplify experiences. Discovering compelling new experiences and product features continuously is a big part of OYO’s DNA. Especially in today’s world where high adaptability could usher in higher growth. Engineers at OYO are given the freedom to experiment and find new ways to reduce complexities and make systems effectively cost efficient to deliver higher value to its patrons and consumers. I am glad to be a part of such a driven organization and team,” said Nirdosh Chouhan, Senior Vice President of Engineering, OYO.

In line with the company’s goals to offer a technology-led and superior patron and customer experience, Kranthi Mitra Adusumilli will lead OYO’s Data Science teams to build ML algorithms for engaging personalized experiences. An alumni of IIT Delhi, a Ph.D. in Operations Research from The University of Texas at Austin and nearly 2 decades of experience, Adusumilli comes with vast expertise and experience in data science and AI technology. Previously, he has worked with companies such as Swiggy, Viki AI and Mu Sigma amongst others. On his appointment, Kranthi said, “OYO's mission to improve patrons' experience resonates with me. Along with being data-rich, there is an immense opportunity to deliver impact through robust AI solutions like personalization and pricing. Excited to join OYO at this juncture and hope to expedite the AI journey,” he said.

Both Chouhan and Adusumilli will directly report to Ankit Mathuria, Chief Technology Officer, OYO. These strategic hires will bring more experience at leadership roles in tech & product and bolster OYO’s next phase of product & tech led growth across geographies. As of March 31, 2021, nearly 13.2 per cent of OYO’s total workforce are a part of the engineering function, with a majority based in India.

“With our unique two-sided technology platform, we are focussed on comprehensively addressing key pain points of hotel and homeowners and customers. We are also an organisation that keeps evolving expeditiously. We believe in hiring OYOpreneurs who think long-term and have high ambition to build capabilities for the company. I, along with the entire leadership and technology team are extremely happy to welcome Nirdosh and Kranthi to our family. I am confident that with their deep expertise and diverse experiences from different industries and businesses, they will take OYO’s products and services to the next level,” said Ankit Mathuria, Chief Technology Officer, OYO.

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