Named COO for the China market
At OYO China
OYO Hotels, which claims to be South Asia's largest, China's top three and world's fastest growing chain of hotels, homes and living spaces, on Thursday announced the appointment of Sam Shih as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the China market. As COO, Sam will be responsible for the overall regional operations, driving consumer experience and building operating efficiencies at scale across OYO China.
Before OYO Hotels, Sam served as president of Global Consumables and CEO at Asia Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., a giant in the pulp and paper industry. He also led the operations at Red Bull and Accor Group, France. Sam started his career and spent over two decades in PepsiCo Inc. During this time, he took senior positions such as President of Pepsi (China) Investment Co. Ltd, Vice President of Pepsi Beverage Business in China, as well as COO at Pepsi China. Along his three-decade long career path, Sam has shown stringent professionalism and maximum control in company operations, P&L management, strategic planning as well as business development.