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OYO hires Anil Goel as Chief Technology Officer

Updated: Nov 07, 2016 18:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 7 (ANI): India's largest network of branded hotels OYO has announced the appointment of Anil Goel as Chief Technology Officer.

Goel joins the Leadership team at OYO and will help in providing technological assistance to the company's overall business operations.

As another landmark for OYO, the appointment is pivotal to maintain the company's momentum in India as it advances its offerings in the hospitality segment.

Goel will be responsible for outlining the technological roadmap and cohesively integrating it with OYO's business strategy, simultaneously identifying new opportunities, managing the R&D department, monitoring technological and social trends, communicating the technology plan to partners, management and employees, while maintaining current information regarding technology standards.

A result-oriented technology executive, Goel brings on board more than 20 years' experience in building complex software applications/systems, technology infrastructure and businesses to drive revenue growth, expand the customer base and boost profitability.

Additionally, he has a proven track record in implementing technology solutions for various businesses, including e-Commerce, mobile, online gaming, media and subscriptions, call centre monitoring and analytics, travel, telecommunication, insurance, transportation and manufacturing.

Prior to joining OYO, he was associated with Amazon.com as the Global Head of Technology (CTO) for the Customer Returns and Reverse Logistics business.

Goel is considered a seasoned tech professional with in-depth knowledge in strategic planning, building and extending large software systems and infrastructure.

The additional skills include team management, technical architecture, design, product management, program management and project management for high availability, high volume transactional systems, web sites and online and mobile applications.

"It's an absolute pleasure to welcome Anil to OYO. Poised at the cusp of significant transformation, we have witnessed tremendous growth during the past year. Anil's leadership, vast knowledge and diverse experience will provide added heft to the overall technical drive required in scaling up to the next level," said Founder and CEO OYO, Ritesh Agarwal.

"OYO has created history in the Indian hospitality industry via a revolutionary and disruptive business model. Given its innovative, unique platform that offers end-to-end solutions for guests and partners in the online sphere, this is an ideal opportunity to contribute in augmenting the Company's growth and evolution.

It's also an extremely exciting moment and I look forward to working with OYO's team of young, vibrant and talented professionals in propelling the Company to new milestones," said Chief Technology Officer OYO, Anil Goel on his appointment. (ANI)