We are happy to announce the appointment of Vijay Ghadge as the Chief Business Officer, Frontier Business, India & South Asia and hereby welcome him to the OYO Family! This appointment is in line with our efforts to drive sustainable growth for Frontier Business which comprises of OYO’s self-operated hotels (OYO Townhouse, Collection O, SilverKey), student housing and co-living and OYO Home businesses.
Commenting on Vijay’s appointment, Ankit Gupta, Chief Operating Officer & SVP – Frontier Businesses, OYO India and South Asia said, “We are thrilled to welcome Vijay as we continue to deliver unique living experiences while creating value for our asset owners. Having someone of his calibre, with a deep understanding of business, will further help us grow from strength to strength and tap new opportunities for our brands under Frontier Businesses at OYO. I am confident that he will add tremendous value as part of our senior leadership team.”
Vijay brings over 20 years of experience to OYO Hotels and Homes and has been entrusted with the responsibility to lead the operations excellence for Frontier Businesses in India and South Asia. He joins us from OLA where he was part of the India operations and spear-headed OLA’S growth in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities through category and geographical expansion with end to end P&L responsibility. He has played an important role in the launch and expansion of Rocket Internet’s fashion venture JABONG and built the logistics arm into a separate company to generate USD 100 mn business. Previously, Vijay has held senior positions at Dr Reddy’s and Ranbaxy Laboratories where he led their international operations and expanded pharmaceutical chemical sales in Europe and the Asia Pacific.
Vijay Ghadge, newly appointed Chief Business Officer & SVP – Frontier Businesses, OYO India and South Asia said, “I am truly excited to join the OYO family and work alongside some of the greatest and brightest minds in the country. I hope to make a meaningful contribution towards driving the Frontier Business towards accretive growth and delivering good quality customer experience across our market-leading brands such as OYO Townhouse, Collection O, OYO Homes and OYO Life.”
Vijay is an alumnus of London Business School and the University of Poona. He hails from Pune and lives in Gurugram with his wife and a 12-year-old son. Outside of work, Vijay loves reading books and going on long rides. Vijay will be reporting to Ankit Gupta, Chief Operating Officer & SVP – Frontier Businesses, OYO India and South Asia.