OYO Hotels and Homes has named Dr. Mandar Vaidya as the CEO of Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Vaidya is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience. In his new position he will be responsible for driving business growth for OYO in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, which include markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia.
Prior to joining the OYO family, Vaidya worked at McKinsey and Co. for 15 years, from 2002 to 2017, mostly in India, with stints in Singapore and the UK. At Mckinsey, he was a partner and led the health services practice in India, and the hospitals practice for Asia.
Vaida enthused on his new challenge: “Today, OYO Hotels and Homes is synonymous with quality stays and innovation, and is driven by passionate individuals who are working towards a mission. I am thrilled to be a part of this ecosystem and shaping the company’s future in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, which are critical growth markets for the company.
“In a short span of six years, OYO has established itself as the world’s fastest growing chain of hotels, homes and living spaces while being the preferred choice of millions of customers and asset owners. I am keen to work with the best minds in the industry to drive value for every stakeholder as we come together to create something exciting,” he added.