Chief Executive Officer, India & South East-Asia (INSEA), OYO
Rohit is currently the CEO for OYO India & South East Asia [INSEA] across businesses which includes key leading markets - India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. Started in 2013, OYO Hotels & Homes today is the world’s leading technology and revenue growth platform for small hotels and homeowners. He joined the company as CEO of real-estate business and in less than a year he took the charge to lead India & South Asia business and has recently taken on the larger mantle of driving growth in the South-East Asia region. He led OYO India during the once in a lifetime pandemic year transforming the business across financials, partner and customer NPS. He has contributed to the efforts of building OYO as a top talent destination while delivering supply and revenue growth goals. He is also a partner with other leaders on handling brand, PR and communications for the group across OYO global.
A seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience, Rohit has worked in various leadership positions across sales and finance in several companies such as Max India Limited and Mckinsey & Company. Prior to joining OYO, Rohit was the Executive Board Member at Max Healthcare for close to 5 years. He has also been Senior Director-Strategy & Business Performance at Max. Before Max India, Rohit was serving as the head of strategy for the Religare group and was involved in shaping the company’s presence across sectors. In the past, Rohit has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company for close to a decade. During his tenure with McKinsey, he gained extensive exposure to multiple international markets.
Rohit holds a PGD from Indian School of Business where he was ranked among the top five students in his batch and was the recipient of the Young Leader Award, for best all-around performance in the class. Rohit has recently been featured as one of ISB’s most influential alumni in the book “ISB Portraits.” In addition to the PGD, he is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute, USA).
Rohit is extremely passionate about a quality education, and for access to opportunities being given to all. For this reason, he has been appointed as visiting faculty at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Harappa Education, IMT Ghaziabad, and Vedica Scholars- a programme for women to broaden their horizons. He also dons the hat of an investor across the domains of prop tech, health tech and fintech to name a few as he believes that entrepreneurial ambitions must be nourished, and is actively entrenched in the startup ecosystem of India. He continues to mentor and invest in startups such as OFBusiness, Fitternity, Mosaic Brands, Tjori, Oye Rickshaw, Meddo, to name a few. In his personal life, he is fond of all things design, is a keen portrait photographer and a fitness enthusiast. In 2017, he bicycled from Manali to Leh, one of the toughest cycling routes anywhere in the world. Outside of work, Rohit plays the role of a caddie for his children (7-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old son) and supports their passion for golf. During the pandemic he picked up golf and is currently struggling with his handicap ! Rohit’s better half Shivani is an environment lover and is starting up creating beautiful gardens and all things green ! He is also passionate about animals and is vocal about animal rights & welfare - family has 4 furry children - two dogs Simba, Muffin and two cats Moon and Silver.