Guruprasad 'Guru' Sankarnarayanan will take the position of chief operating officer for South East Asia and the Middle East. As COO, Sankarnarayanan will lead all central business, including revenue, channels, supply, transformation, operations and strategic partnerships.
Sankarnarayanan was given the promotion after a successful stint as country head for Oyo Thailand, where he grew the portfolio of hotels in the country, while following the supply strategy and meeting profit goals.
Starting out in India, Oyo has rapidly expanded across the globe. In the Middle East, Oyo is present in UAE, KSA, Oman and Bahrain, with 130 hotels and 6,500 keys in the region at the end of last year.
10 September 2020 — OYO Hotels, one of the world's leading hotel chains, today announced that Kasra Moshkani has been named as its head of business in the United States. Moshkani, who has overseen OYO's Eastern US business as Region Head since October 2019, will lead the US business, with support from Abhinav Sinha, who will focus more on his role as Global COO of OYO Hotels & Homes.
10 June 2020 — OYO Hotels & Homes today announced the appointment of Dr. W. Steve Albrecht as non-executive director on the company's Board of Directors. He will join the board that has Industry experts like Troy Alstead, former COO Starbucks, Gerardo Issac (Gerry) Lopez, Operating Partner at SoftBank Vision Fund, Betsy Atkins, CEO & Founder of Baja Corporation, Munish Varma, SoftBank Investment Advisers, Bejul Somaia, Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Mohit Bhatnagar, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital and Aditya Ghosh, former CEO - OYO India & South Asia & Former President, Indigo Airlines, making it a powerful, diverse, and truly global combination.