Hospitality company OYO on Friday announced that it has appointed Troy Alstead as an independent director while Google Pay has roped in former Axis Bank MD Shikha Sharma as an advisor.
OYO names Troy Alstead as an independent director
Indian hospitality major OYO Hotels & Homes (OYO) on Friday announced that it has appointed former Starbucks Corporation chief operating officer Troy Alstead as an independent director.
Alstead will play a supervisory role and provide guidance to the OYO founder and its management team on key business decisions, per a statement. His depth of experience in operations, financial management, business resilience planning and growth cycle management will strengthen the company’s ability to deliver on sustainable growth, operational and service excellence, OYO added.
“Troy brings tremendous operating and governance experience that will help us continue delivering on our mission to help millions of middle-income people around the world gain access to quality accommodations at different price points,” OYO Hotels & Homes founder and Group CEO Ritesh Agarwal said.
Troy Alstead is also the founder, president, and CEO of Ocean5, a place for playing, meeting, and dining, and Table 47, a farm-to-table restaurant. He is also on the board of Topgolf Group Ltd, Harley-Davidson Inc, and Levi Strauss & Co.
Google Pay appoints Shikha Sharma as advisor
Digital payments company Google Pay has appointed Axis Bank’s former managing director and chief executive officer Shikha Sharma as an advisor.
“Thrilled to welcome Mrs Shikha Sharma, ex-CEO of Axis Bank, as an advisor to Google Pay India. She has been an early champion of bank-tech partnerships, and a mentor to us. Now her strategic thinking and guidance will help us accelerate our global payments journey,” Caesar Sengupta, vice president of payments and next billion users at Google, announced on Twitter.
Google Pay is one of the leading applications on Unified Payments Payments Interface (UPI). It competes with the likes of Paytm and Amazon Pay in India. During the ongoing lockdown, Google launched its ‘Nearby Spot’ service to help users in Bengaluru find local stores selling essentials like groceries that are open amid the lockdown.