OYO elevates Ankit Gupta to CEO – Franchise & Frontier, India

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OYO elevates Ankit Gupta to CEO – Franchise & Frontier, India
As a part of his expanded responsibilities, Gupta will be leading OYO’s flagship Hotels & Homes business as well as other verticals.

Global travel-tech company OYO has announced the elevation of Ankit Gupta as Chief Executive Officer of franchise and frontier business – India.

As a part of his expanded responsibilities, Gupta will be leading OYO’s flagship Hotels & Homes business as well as other verticals. He has been involved significantly in the strengthening of the Indian business over the last two years. He will continue reporting to Rohit Kapoor, CEO of OYO India & South-East Asia.

According to the company statement, Ankit Gupta has over 16 years of experience, including as a tenured partner in McKinsey.   

Rohit Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, OYO INSEA said, “At OYO, we have always worked towards nurturing meritocracy across levels and are proud to have diversified leaders. Ankit is very committed to building OYO for the long term, and has extremely high levels of ownership,”

“His inspiring leadership during the pandemic has helped OYO balance several priorities towards our customers, patrons, and colleagues and respond to the crisis with agility. With this change, all the regional teams in India, as well as the region’s dedicated supply and revenue teams will report to Ankit. In his enhanced role, Ankit will focus on the company’s core strengths in the region and capitalize on the green shoots of recovery.” he added.

Commenting on his elevation Ankit Gupta said, “My journey at OYO has been incredibly enriching and full of learnings, enabled by the distinctive talent across levels within the company. Our focus on leveraging products and technology in improving business outcomes, and our focus on core growth markets has helped us emerge even stronger from the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic,”

“I have immense conviction in OYO’s mission to deliver a distinctive customer experience while ensuring that we help our patrons increase their revenues and business experience. As we move forward, I am excited to take on this larger leadership role and create a robust foundation for future growth,” he added.     

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