OYO Rooms appoints Dinesh R as CHRO


Dinesh, former director, compensation & benefits, Asia Pacific at Coca Cola, has over 12 years of experience

Dinesh R has joined OYO Rooms, online aggregator of budget hotels, as CHRO. Prior to this he was director, compensation & benefits, Asia Pacific at Coca Cola.

Dinesh, an alumnus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), started his career with ITC as HR generalist at the company’s Munger manufacturing unit, in 2003.

Two years later, he moved to Hewitt Associates as compensation consultant, responsible for all executive compensation consulting for northern India.

In 2009, Dinesh joined Bharti Enterprises as group compensation and benefits consultant, where he was promoted as head-rewards, Airtel Africa, within a year. He spent two years at Airtel Africa before moving to Coca Cola.

OYO Rooms operates in around 165 Indian cities through more than 4500 hotels, offerings 45,000 rooms. Having established its market leadership in India, the company has also recently launched operations in Malaysia.

Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO, Oyo Rooms says, “We are on the cusp of significant transformation, having witnessed tremendous growth in the past year on the business and employee front.”

From a single-city office in Gurgaon, Oyo Rooms has spread across more than 15 cities through it offices and 165 cities through its partner properties.

As the company builds value in business and expands its geographical footprint, the focus is on offering a rewarding employee experience and sustaining a vibrant OYO culture.


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