Ritesh is the founder & CEO of OYO, India’s largest branded network of hotels. 22-year-old Ritesh started travelling across India when he was 17 and realized that the lack of predictable and affordable hotels was plaguing the Indian hospitality sector.
He started his entrepreneurial journey with Oravel Stays, a platform for listing budget accommodations. In 2013, Oravel transformed to OYO - a managed marketplace for standardized hotels, now present across 200 cities with over 70,000 rooms.
Ritesh is the first Asian-resident Thiel Fellow and has also been listed as a Forbes '30 under 30' achiever, in the consumer technology category.