Founder and Group CEO, OYO

Ritesh Agarwal is the Founder and Group CEO of OYO. OYO builds technology products & services out of India for hotels and homes in more than 35 countries. Ritesh founded OYO, 10 years ago, in 2012, after his own experiences as a solo teenage traveler in India staying at small hotels, BnBs, and guest houses. Ritesh began his career as an entrepreneur and is one of the first Asian residents to be accepted to the Thiel Fellowship. He has been recognized as a young innovator and business leader by Bloomberg Businessweek in the Bloomberg 50 List (2019), CNBC as Young Turk of the Year (2019), Fortune in the Tycoons of Tomorrow Award (2018), Forbes as 30 under 30 (2016) and The Economic Times as 40 under 40 (2016).

Ritesh currently serves as a FICCI Executive Committee Member and CII National Council Member. Both CII and FICCI are apex industry associations in India. About OYO

OYO is a global platform that aims to empower entrepreneurs and small businesses with hotels and homes by providing full-stack technology products and services that aim to increase revenue and ease operations; bringing easy-to-book, affordable, and trusted accommodation to customers around the world.

OYO offers 40+ integrated products and solutions to patrons who operate over 171,056 hotel and home storefronts in more than 35 countries including India, Europe and Southeast Asia, as of June 30, 2022. For more information, visit