In our efforts to nurture world-class leadership and encourage seasoned leaders to take on newer challenges, we are hereby pleased to announce the appointment of Anuj Tejpal as the Global Chief Commercial Officer, effective September 1st, 2020.
In his new role, Anuj will work with regional CEOs and leaders to drive global delivery of revenue for hotels which includes various facets like direct demand, OTA and revenue management. He will be supported by all other country leaders and functional heads in refining the central and country or regional organisation structure. All our leaders across these teams will have a direct or dotted line (as the case may be) reporting relationship with Anuj, going forward. His appointment is in line with our continuous efforts to strengthen its revenue and growth organisations to give it the impetus to be one of the first to come out of the pandemic.
Anuj is one of the founding members of OYO and was previously the Global Business Development Leader. He is among the core leadership team that built OYO as we know it today. In the last 7 years, Anuj advanced progressively and took on bigger mandates, challenging assignments and has emerged successful each time. In his most recent role, he helped set up the OYO China business from the ground up. Anuj has now passed on the baton to Gautam Swaroop, the recently appointed CEO for the company business in China while continuing to be the Chairman of OYO China.
Previously, we at OYO were operating with revenue management and growth as two separate teams. With a long-term view and seeing the opportunity to be more efficient by combining these two teams as a single team under one leader, we have created this new function. We are redesigning the organization structure in line with the same. Anuj will be reporting directly to Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and Group CEO, OYO Hotels & Homes.
Commenting on the development, Dinesh Ramamurthi – Chief Human Resources Officer – OYO said, “The past few months have been challenging for the global hospitality industry. At OYO, we’ve utilized this period by going back to basics and being fully reliant on our core strengths while realigning some functions to create a leaner and agile OYO. As a step ahead in this direction, we’ve appointed Anuj Tejpal as the Global Chief Commercial Officer. He would be responsible for driving global delivery of revenue for hotels, including overseeing revenue and OTA management, along with direct demand. We’ve made some significant improvements in our revenue and growth organisation in the recent time and with Anuj at the helm, we are positive that these will emerge as our pillars of strength in the future where it would be imperative to preemptively address the needs of our guests and partners. Anuj is a seasoned OYOpreneur and has fought in the trenches while emerging victorious every time. In addition to being a founding member of OYO, he’s helped set up the OYO China business from the ground up, and today we are among the largest and much-loved hospitality brands in the country. In his new role, Anuj would be supported by regional CEOs and country leaders to create and strengthen an ecosystem of innovation so that OYO can continue to add value to the experience of its guests and asset partners. We wish him the best for the future.”
Before joining us, Anuj was a Partner at Grassroot, an education company and the co-founder of VidyaTimes.com an e-learning portal. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from IIT BHU Varanasi and is an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.