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Last updated: 14 Apr, 2017  

OYO Strengthens Technology Leadership

NewsVoir | 13 Apr, 2017
In line with its continued focus on innovation in consumer-tech, OYO - India’s largest hotel network appointed Suvesh Malhotra as VP-Engineering. As part of OYO’s technology leadership team, Suvesh will work on building technology as a core differentiator to deliver a best-in-industry user experience. In this role, he will oversee OYO’s consumer technology including consumer experience, ordering and payment platforms and data analytics to design and deliver solutions to meet evolving consumer needs.


Suvesh joins OYO from where he was leading technology for BuyVIP, a flash sales e-commerce platform. A seasoned tech professional with 12 years of experience, Suvesh has a proven track record in implementing technology solutions for various businesses. He is experienced in working on large-scale ecommerce platforms, distributed systems, machine learning based systems, mobile apps, social networking platforms and IoT technologies. He was formerly the CTO of Stepout – India’s largest social discovery platform. He has also worked with homeshop18 and Oracle in the past.


Commenting on the appointment, Anil Goel, CTO - OYO said, “We are thrilled to have Suvesh become a part of our dynamic technology team. His experience across various consumer-facing categories and in-depth understanding of marketplace dynamics and customer needs will further enhance the depth of our technology expertise.”


Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO - OYO said, “With OYO’s 3-tap Mobile app, Krypton Audit app and Property Manager app, we employed cutting-edge innovation to create a next-gen hospitality industry. Suvesh is familiar with our work and I am delighted to have him on the team”.


Suvesh shared his views, “OYO disrupted the Indian hospitality industry through its technology-first approach to build a seamless customer and partner experience. I am very excited to have this opportunity to drive huge transformation and business results in one of the world’s most exciting online travel markets.”


An alumni of IIT Guwahati in Computer Science, Suvesh is a passionate learner and enjoys solving customer problems via scalable technology. Outside work, he likes to play table tennis, chess and follow Barcelona.


About OYO

Founded in 2013, OYO is today India’s largest hotel network operating 7000 hotels and 70,000 rooms in more than 200 Indian cities. These include major metros, regional hubs, top leisure destinations as well as pilgrimage towns. OYO is also present in Malaysia.  In January 2017, OYO launched Townhouse - a managed hotel-brand designed to function as social hotspots to cater to city dwellers and a new generation of guests.


A global disruptor from India, OYO has received several accolades including Express IT Startup of the Year Award (2015), NDTV Dream Chaser of the Year (2016) and IAMAI Digital Startup of the Year (2016). It was recognized by Business Today as among the Coolest Startups in India (2016) and ranked by LinkedIn as one of the top employee attractors in India (2016). OYO is backed by leading global investors, including the SoftBank Group, Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed India.


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