Deepa Malik joins Oyo Board: SoftBank-backed Oyo announced on Wednesday it has appointed Deepa Malik, an Indian athlete and a silver medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games, as an independent director. Paralympian Malik joins the board of OYO that has three other independent directors and one nominee director, besides Ritesh Agarwal being the chairman.
Malik is currently the president of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).
Deepa Malik joins Oyo Board: Ritesh Agarwal, Oyo’s founder, chairman and group CEO, said the company has been working on making its board more inclusive over the last couple of years.
“We are delighted to welcome Malik to OYO’s board of directors. We have been working on making our company and the board more inclusive over the last couple of years. Malik’s experience and her passion for travel and adventure would be invaluable for OYO for years to come,” OYO Founder and Chairman, Ritesh Agarwal said.
She is not just an inspiration to a whole generation of Indians but also embodies the spirit of thriving in the face of adversity, a mindset which a company like OYO has to make an integral part of its thinking, he added.
Malik said that she looks forward to bringing a customeroriented perspective to Oyo. “I am also looking forward to contributing my perspective on promoting workforce diversity,” she added.
Proud to join the Board of @oyorooms that has shown its commitment to SMBs & holds high standards for workforce diversity, with strong environmental, social & governance agenda. Happy to work alongside @riteshagar & my fellow board members & continue the good work! #WomenonBoards pic.twitter.com/Cvcbh91dEV
— Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) October 13, 2021
Deepa Malik joins Oyo Board: SoftBank Investment Advisers Managing Partner Munish Varma said, “We welcome Dr. Deepa Malik on the board of OYO. The combination of independent directors and the leadership, led by Ritesh Agarwal, truly sets up OYO well for the future.”