Industry Update
Appointment14 October 2020

Guruprasad Sankarnarayanan

Promoted COO for South East Asia and the Middle East
At Oyo Hotels & Homes in Bangkok, Thailand

Guruprasad Sankarnarayanan

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.

OYO Hotels & Homes

Launched in 2013, OYO is India’s largest hospitality company. Its network currently spans over 230 Indian cities including all major metros, regional commercial hubs, leisure destinations, and key pilgrimage towns.
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