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Young talent from Meerut, AbhinavAnkur elevated to Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer at OYO Hotels & Homes


Meerut :Keeping its commitment to talent and recognising the role certain leaders have played in managing operations as well as motivating teams during the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on business, OYO Hotels & Homes has elevated AbhinavAnkur, a young talented professional originally from Meerut to  Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer.

Abhinav has been with OYO since 2015 and consistently delivered in all his roles in the organisation. During his last role as Head, Strategy, OYO India & SA, Abhinavworked closely with all leaders on cross-functional strategic initiatives to drive sustainable EBITDA for the region.

In the past few months under Abhinav's leadership, OYO India & SA was able to further drive OYOs technology-first approach for seamless partner and customer experience; make continuous improvement in partner trust and customer experience scores; and, stay focused on building online demand channels.

In addition to continuing with the above, Abhinav will now also be responsible to lead OYO's Human Resources function for India & SA to continue steering OYO's people agenda and help OYO stay as an employer of choice for existing and new OYOpreneurs in the months to come. As a result, all HR teams and leaders supporting India businesses (Franchise, Frontier, Workspaces, Weddingzetc) will now work closely with Abhinav. HR leaders who support global functions will continue to work with Dinesh Ramamurthi, Chief Human Resources Officer, OYO Hotels & Homes.

OYO is a strong believer in its people and has elevated three other leaders in India's senior leadership team along with AbhinavAnkur.

Commenting on this,Rohit Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, India & South Asia, said, "At OYO, we have always worked towards nurturing meritocracy across levels and are proud to have resilient, robust and diversified leaders. The role enhancement for Abhinav& other leaders are further steps in this direction.

Their inspiring leadership in the pre-Covid times helped us drive sustainable business growth in the region. When the pandemic started, they helped OYO balance several priorities towards our customers, partners and colleagues and respond to the crisis with agility, innovation, and deftness that was unheard-of. In their enhanced roles, they will help OYO build on its core strengths, capitalize on the green shoots of recovery and come out stronger from the pandemic.

I have no doubt that we will continue to benefit from their guidance, as they keep inspiring many more OYOpreneurs and create a lasting impact on not just OYO, but also on the hospitality landscape at large."

Commenting on his elevation, AbhinavAnkur said, "Over the past five years at OYO, I have seen the organisation go from strength to strength and I am humbled to be a part of this incredible journey alongside some really inspiring leaders and teams.  As I step into the next chapter of my journey at OYO, I would like to thank Ritesh, Rohit and all OYOpreneurs for being ever-inspiring as well as for this exciting opportunity. I look forward to further working with the most amazing people and driving OYO's next phase of growth as we work towards emerging stronger and much more resilient from the pandemic."

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