August 4: OYO Hotels and Homes, a fast growing chain of hotels in South Asia, has appointed Weeky Yolmo as the country head for its business in Nepal.
As the hospitality chain is expanding its presence across Nepal, Weeky’s focus would be on establishing stronger relationships with asset owners, driving deeper engagement among all OYO employees (OYOpreneurs) across Nepal, delivering a high-quality, trusted experience to travellers - a complete 360-degree approach towards making Nepal an important strategic market for OYO as well as helping the country realise the Visit Nepal 2020 vision, the company said in a statement.
According to the company, Yolmo is a strategic business management specialist with over 11 years of experience. He is a graduate from IIT Delhi and has earned his MBA from IIM Calcutta.
“He has a proven track record across foods, dairy, FMCG, retail and agri commodities and specializes in developing strategies for ensuring sustained business growth which will be a significant addition to OYO’s unique business model and offerings,” the statement added.
Weeky’s past tenure includes experience across Devyani Food Industries Ltd (Creambell Dairy), VRS Foods Ltd (Paras Dairy), Olam International Ltd, Bata India Ltd and Reliance Retail.
Speaking on the appointment, Aditya Ghosh, CEO of OYO Hotels and Homes for India and South Asia, said, “I am thrilled to welcome Weeky Yolmo to the OYO family as he takes the charge of strengthening OYO’s presence in Nepal which is a key market for us in South Asia. We have aggressive growth plans for the country as we transform its hospitality landscape by delivering superior quality accommodation for guests and higher yields for asset owners while investing in technology and talent. Weeky’s strong business acumen coupled with high energy and deep understanding of highly structured environment will help us in advancing towards our mission of delivering a chic hospitality experience at hard-to-ignore prices. I wish him the best for the journey ahead.’’
Joining the OYO team in Nepal, Weeky Yolmo elaborated, “Through its innovative business model, OYO has now created history in both the Indian and global hospitality industry. I look forward to play a bigger role with OYO’s exceptionally talented and passionate team in Nepal and strengthening the brand’s presence in the country. I am thrilled to be a part of this interesting journey of growth and scale as OYO redefines the hospitality experience for both the guests and asset owners and we’ll continue to work towards making OYO the most-loved hospitality brand in Nepal.’’
OYO said it has over 330+ franchised hotels with 5,500+ exclusive rooms in Nepal.