New Delhi: OYO Rooms, India’s largest network of branded hotels, has appointed Dinesh R as its Chief Human Resources Officer. Dinesh R. has joined the company to take on this newly-created position earlier this month. Prior to this, he was leading Compensation & Benefits in the APAC region for The Coca Cola Company. Apart from Coca Cola, Dinesh has also acquired experience in Human Resources during his professional stints with 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.”
The room aggregator brand 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.
Elaborating on his decision to join Dinesh says, “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.”