OYO appoints UK head of business

UK: Rishabh Gupta will succeed Jeremy Sanders, who is leaving OYO to spend more time with his family.

Sanders joined OYO last year to lead its UK operations as the group’s first market outside of Asia. It has since committed more than £40 million of investment in the UK, and recruited 200 franchised and leased hotels.

Gupta previously led OYO in Indonesia and will head the group’s UK operations over an agreed handover period with Sanders in the new year.

OYO said: “We are sad to say goodbye to Jeremy after an exciting year of UK expansion, during which we’ve hired 500 people across seven offices; brought 200 UK hotels with 5,000 rooms onto the OYO platform across more than 50 cities and towns – from bustling London to the tranquil Scottish Highlands – and built the UK business from scratch to one that’s having a positive impact on the economies and communities in which we operate. Under Rishabh’s leadership, we look forward to continuing OYO’s growth in the UK in 2020 and for the long-term”.

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