OYO has appointed Satyadeep Mishra, as the CHRO for its technology, product, shared services and international markets teams. His appointment comes at a time when OYO is focused on introducing new features in the hotels and homes technology platform. The Company aims to significantly scale up its data science, design, engineering and product teams.
“To me, the story of OYO is a story of focus, resilience and transformation. I am delighted to be a part of OYO’s journey and super excited to help build a culture of solving problems and creating solutions with a technology-first approach, for our OYOpreneurs, patrons and customers,” says Mishra on his appointment.
Mishra will specifically lead the people operations for product, engineering and shared services teams at OYO. Additionally, he will also lead the HR operation for international teams based in the US, the UK, and Latin America among others.
Meanwhile, Dinesh Ramamurthi, CHRO, OYO, will lead people operations specifically for OYO’s core markets such as India, South East Asia and OYO Vacation Homes (OVH). In addition, he will champion the board-level responsibilities as part of the ESOPs and compensation committee.
Mishra comes with more than 20 years of experience in HR and designing people strategy in various sectors. Prior to this, Mishra was the head of HR at Reliance JIO where he was responsible for setting up teams for the high tech and R&D businesses.
He guides various teams at JIO, including Jio Media, Jio Financial Services, Jio Cloud Platform & Services, Jio Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning lab. Mishra also ensured that the diversity and inclusion, employer branding and employee value proposition agendas of the firm were fulfilled. He spent close to six years at JIO and has also worked with brands such as Microsoft, Infosys, Bajaj Finance, Barclays Bank as well as the Natwest Group (erstwhile RBS). A significant portion of Mishra’s career has been spent in the IT and BFSI space.
This year, OYO also announced its intention to expand and strengthen its software development team and hire more engineering and product managers, designers and data scientists across entry-level to senior leadership roles in the coming months. Almost 30 per cent of OYO’s workforce comprises product and technology professionals.
Welcoming Mishra to the team, Ritesh Agarwal, founder and group CEO, OYO, admits how much he is looking forward to “partnering with him to further build and scale our teams”.