OYO appoints Prakash Padariya as Chief Information Security Officer

OYO appoints Prakash Padariya as Chief Information Security Officer

We are happy to announce the appointment of Prakash Padariya as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for IT and security teams. In this role, Prakash will be at the helm of OYO’s security strategy globally.


In his role as CISO, Prakash will lead the operations for teams working specifically for IT and Cyber Security services. In addition to this, Prakash will be also responsible for leveraging technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence to enhance cyber security functions from the ground. 


Prakash joins us from Netherlands headquartered online payment solutions provider PayU, where he was in a similar role. He brings with him 19+ years of experience across geographies with extensive expertise in corporate security consulting, cyber security, cyber warfare, vulnerability assessment, ethical hacking, surveillance audits, legal regulatory compliance, computer forensics, law enforcement cybercrime prevention, among others. Besides PayU, Prakash has worked in senior management roles across leading Fortune 100 MNCs like GE, Royal Bank of Scotland, IBM, Target Corporation and Accenture. At OYO, he will directly report to Chief Technology Officer – Ankit Mathuria. 


Commenting on his appointment, Prakash said, “I am super excited to join OYO at this stage where all of travel is transforming and resurging post COVID-19. I am honoured to be a part of this team and can’t wait to start developing solutions to enhance the maturity of all of OYO’s products to the next level of security and privacy.”


Commenting on Prakash’s appointment, Ankit Mathuria, Chief Technology Officer, OYO said, “OYO’s data privacy and security are at the core of how we build technology. And for this reason, we believe in working with industry experts who can best lead the company’s cyber security functions with the help of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. I welcome Prakash to the OYO team and look forward to collaborating with him to strengthen OYO’s cybersecurity strategy, and architecture.