India’s largest hotel network OYO on Thursday announced the appointment of Suvesh Malhotra as VP-Engineering in line with its continued focus on innovation in consumer-tech.

As part of OYO’s technology leadership team, Malhotra 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 where he was leading technology for BuyVIP, 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.

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.”

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.

Founded in 2013, OYO is India’s largest hotel aggregator, operating 7,000 hotels and 70,000 rooms in more than 200 Indian cities. In January 2017, OYO launched Townhouse – a hotel-brand designed to function as social hotspots to cater to city dwellers and a new generation of guests.

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