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Oyo picks Gaurav Ajmera as chief operating officer for India and South Asia

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Oyo Hotels and Homes, a Gurugram-based hospitality chain, has picked Gaurav Ajmera as its chief operating officer for India and South Asia.

The company said that with over 10 years of experience, Gaurav will play a key role in growing OYO’s business in South Asia.

“His appointment further strengthens OYO’s South Asia leadership that is dedicated and focused towards building the most loved and preferred hospitality brand,” Aditya Ghosh, chief executive officer for India and South Asia said.

The SoftBank backed hospitality chain Oyo was started by Ritesh Agarwal in 2013. The startup was started from a single hotel to over 8500 hotels at present. It is the fastest growing network of hotels, offline and online.

It operates in more than 800 cities in 80 countries, including the US, Europe, UK, India, Malaysia, Middle East, Indonesia, Philippines, and Japan.

“In my new role, I look forward to enabling OYO to continue and excel in its mission of creating quality living spaces across India and South Asia. I am super excited to be working closely with Aditya to make this vision a reality,” Ajmera, Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia, OYO Hotels & Homes, said.

Ajmera holds a B.Tech and M.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.

While, other hospitality startups, which are emerging at a fast pace in India includes  YatraFabhotelsTreeboMakeMyTripClearTrip, etc.

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