OYO Strengthens Technology Leadership, Appoints Suvesh Malhotra as VP Engineering

CIO Review Team | Friday, 14 April 2017, 08:53 IST

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 Amazon.com where he was leading technology for Buy VIP, 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.