OYO Hotels & Homes elevates Gaurav Ajmera to Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia

OYO Hotels & Homes elevates Gaurav Ajmera to Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia

Taking pride in our people’s first approach we are happy to announce the appointment of Gaurav Ajmera as the Chief Operating Officer, India and South Asia, OYO Hotels & Homes. Gaurav will play a key role in growing OYO’s business in both India and South Asia and help realize our expansion plans while remaining true to our core promise of offering standardized, good quality hospitality experiences at affordable prices. His role will further see him as a key partner to Aditya Ghosh and will mainly be responsible for building and driving world-class capability in revenue management, driving offline sales and overall delivery of excellent customer experience for the core franchise business. 

Being one of our early OYOpreneurs he has been a key driver to the company’s growth and expansion across the country. Gaurav brings with him over 10 years of diverse experience where he has had a successful stint with Schlumberger working across various countries in the Middle East, gaining valuable experience in project management and operations. Gaurav’s appointment is in line with our efforts to invest in world-class leadership and move a step closer to its goal of becoming the world’s largest and most preferred chain.

My four-year journey at OYO has been very exciting. I strongly feel that OYO  values and trusts each and every one of us OYOpreneurs. OYO has always motivated me to seek excellence in all my endeavours and that has truly defined my journey here. 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.” said Gaurav Ajmera


Aditya Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, India & South Asia, OYO Hotels & Homes, commenting on the appointment shared “Gaurav has been with OYO since its initial days and understands the brand ground-up. His incredible insights and experience along with his customer-first and innovation-driven approach make him an excellent choice for this role. His appointment further strengthens OYO’s South Asia leadership that is dedicated and focused towards building the most loved and preferred hospitality brand.”


Gaurav hails from Harda, Indore and holds a B.Tech and M.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is a fitness enthusiast and loves spending quality time with friends and family. 


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