Ankit Gupta

Chief Executive Officer - Frontier, OYO India & South Asia

Ankit is a proven professional with over 15 years of experience and is entrusted with the responsibility to strengthen and consolidate existing opportunities in the hotels, vacation homes, long term rentals, and now co-working business of the company in India & South Asia under the Frontier Businesses umbrella. He is responsible for leading a portfolio of hotels (including OYO Townhouse, Collection O), OYO Home, OYO LIFE, OYO Campus, and OYO Workspaces, and strengthening the companies capabilities in these businesses by driving business outcomes. Over the past year, Ankit has led from the front to ensure business turnaround by building the largest mid-market hotel chain in India, making the Frontier business cash EBITDA profitable, and achieving benchmark happiness for the company’s partners and customers. Ankit has accelerated the business on a solid growth path while prioritizing OYOs partners’ interests, which ultimately enhances OYO’s offerings to guests. Ankit joined OYO India & South Asia from McKinsey & Co where, as a tenured Partner, he was the global leader of their real estate transformation practice as well the co-leader of the sales & marketing practice for India, with a mandate to drive P&L impact improvement (scale & profitability) for companies across real estate, consumer, auto, building materials etc. His experience entailed serving top tier real estate companies across asset classes (offices, retail, residential, hospitality), as well as serving top tier industrial players on driving above market growth, margin enhancement and customer experience by driving initiatives across the value chain (consumer proposition, brand, channel, pricing, fulfilment etc.). During his 14-year-long tenure with McKinsey & Co, he served clients across India, Middle East, Southeast Asia and the US. He also led Business Analyst recruitment and experience management for the India office. Ankit is an alumnus of IIT Bombay with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engg and Masters Degree in Computer-Aided Design. Ankit was born and brought up in Hyderabad, and lives in Gurugram with his wife Richa and his two sons, Aveer and Rishaan. In his free time, Ankit loves playing football, reading and travelling with family.

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