Executive joins start-up after tenures at The Coca-Cola Company and Bharti Airtel
OYO Rooms, India’s largest network of branded hotels, has announced the appointment of its Chief Human Resources Officer. Dinesh R joined the company to take on this newly-created position in January. Prior to this, he was leading Compensation & Benefits in the APAC region for The Coca-Cola Company. Dinesh is a seasoned HR professional with past tenures at Bharti Airtel, Hewitt Associates and ITC Limited.
Speaking on the appointment Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, OYO Rooms said, “We are thrilled to welcome Dinesh to OYO Rooms. We are at the cusp of significant transformation, having witnessed tremendous growth in the past year on both business and employee front. From a single-city office in Gurgaon, today we are present across more than 15 cities through our offices and 165 cities through our partner-properties. As we build value in our business and expand our geographical footprint, we remain focused on offering a rewarding employee experience and sustaining a vibrant OYO culture. Dinesh’s leadership and multi-market roll-out experience will help steer us in the right direction in this new phase.”
OYO Rooms has disrupted the legacy-driven business of hospitality, creating a sizeable and new market opportunity. The standardization of unbranded hotel inventory has been a win-win proposition for customers, hoteliers and hospitality-sector workers who have benefitted from a resurgent sector. Today, OYO Rooms operates in over 165 Indian cities through more than 4500 hotels offerings 45,000 rooms. Having established its market leadership in India, OYO Rooms has also recently launched operations in Malaysia.
Dinesh elaborated on his decision to join, “OYO Rooms is one of the most innovative and original start-ups to come up in India in the recent past. I consider this an opportunity to contribute to the growth and evolution of a home-grown start-up that will disrupt markets globally. I am very excited to be here and look forward to an enriching tenure.”
OYO Rooms pioneered the transformation of unbranded hotels in India to offer a predictable, standardized and affordable experience to customers. It promises comfortable and delightful stays with assured amenities such as an air conditioned room, complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi with 24×7 customer service support. Guests can use the OYO Rooms App to search and book rooms, order room service (food and beverages), book a cab and also to search nearby restaurants.