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OYO strengthens leadership team in China; appoints Sam Shih as COO

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Hotels has announced appointment of as its (COO) for the market.

Sam, as a COO, will be responsible for the overall regional operations, driving consumer experience and building operating efficiencies at scale across

Prior to joining Hotels, Sam served as of and at Asia Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., a giant in the pulp and paper industry.

He also led the operations at and Accor Group, Sam started his career and spent over two decades in During this time, he took senior positions such as of Pepsi (China) Investment Co. Ltd, Vice of in China, as well as at Pepsi

"We are really excited to welcome Sam as a Partner and COO, We have witnessed tremendous growth during the last one year which has helped OYO ?? (OYO Jiudian) emerge as amongst the top 3 in China," said Ritesh Agarwal, founder & Group CEO, OYO Hotels

"We are confident that Sam's experience will help us set new benchmarks in the hotel industry, as well as help oversee and nurture a high-performing workforce," added Agarwal.

"We will strive to ensure the refinement and upgrade of the company's operation as well as that for stand-alone hotels. We aim to find a well-balanced between cost, efficiency and service so as to fulfill the demands of both owners and consumers," Shih said on his appointment.

Currently, OYO has entered 280 cities in China, operating more than 5000 hotels with 260,000 rooms. There is no speck of doubt that this achievement guarantees to be among the top 3 economy hotel chain brands in China.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 15:00 IST
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