OYO Hotels and Homes Appoints Mandar Vaidya as CEO for Southeast Asia and the Middle East

OYO Hotels and Homes Appoints Mandar Vaidya as CEO for Southeast Asia and the Middle East

As a mission-driven organization, each one of us is committed to creating a perfect space, in every place. This has also enabled us to build successful businesses across the globe by hiring top-notch leadership on a continued basis. Dr Mandar Vaidya joins our 17000+ strong OYOpreneur family as the  Chief Executive Officer for Southeast Asia and the Middle East and will help drive business growth for OYO in important markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, UAE, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 


Dr Mandar is a seasoned professional with numerous years of experience joining us after completing more than a decade working at McKinsey and Co. from 2002 to 2017 mostly in India with stints in Singapore and the UK. His core competencies included operations- both hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, and health policy. Apart from leading the McKinsey’s Delhi Office for 4 years he also taught a  problem-solving course at Ashoka University’s Young India Fellowship program.


Today, OYO Hotels and Homes is synonymous with quality stays, innovation and is driven by passionate individuals who are working towards a mission. I am thrilled to be a part of this ecosystem and shaping the company’s future in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, which are critical growth markets for the company. In a short span of six years, OYO has established itself as the world’s fastest growing chain of hotels, homes and living spaces while being the preferred choice of millions of customers and asset owners. I am keen to work with the best minds in the industry to drive value for every stakeholder as we come together to create something exciting. said Dr Mandar Vaidya, Chief Executive Officer, OYO Hotels & Homes, Southeast Asia and the Middle East


Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, OYO Hotels and Homes, said, We are thrilled to welcome Mandar to the OYO family as he takes the charge of strengthening OYO’s presence in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He exhibits true characteristics of an OYOpreneur and has a problem-solving attitude which is necessary as we move towards our goal of transforming the global hospitality landscape. These two markets are crucial to our international expansion strategy and in a brief period of time, we are delivering high-quality accommodation experience to guests in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Under Mandar’s leadership, we look forward to establishing a strong relationship with asset owners in these regions while staying true to our mission of delivering a chic hospitality experience at hard-to-ignore prices. I wish him the best for the journey ahead.


Dr Mandar Vaidya is a qualified medical doctor and has completed his MBBS and internship from Grant Medical College and JJ Hospital in Mumbai. His brief stint saw him pursing the role of a Medical Officer, though he opted out of MD and pursued an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai instead.


We kickstarted our journey 6 years back in 2013 with the belief that everyone deserves a beautifully designed, chic and comfortable living space. We have fully committed ourselves and changed the way people live and by upgrading unbranded hotels into great quality living spaces and offering them at affordable prices in the best locations around the world. 

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