Oyo appointed Paralympian Deepa Malik as an independent director on the company's board. The hospitality platform had filed a draft red herring prospectus to raise Rs 8,430 crore via IPO on October 1.
Malik tweeted about the appointment on Wednesday. She said that Oyo is committed to MSMEs and held high standards for workforce diversity.
She was also the face of the online learning platform, Whitehat Junior.
Founder and CEO of Oyo, Ritesh Agarwal tweeted that the development marked a significant stride to the company more diverse and inclusive over the years.
Delighted to welcome @DeepaAthlete ji to OYO's board of directors, a significant stride in our endeavour to make our company more diverse & inclusive over the years.— Ritesh Agarwal (@riteshagar) October 13, 2021
Her proven leadership, resilience & passion for travel will be an invaluable asset as we progress in our journey. https://t.co/co6g6KWeAm
Deepa Malik was a silver-medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games and is presently serving as the president of the Paralympic Committee of India. She is the Padma Shri recipient from 2017 and had won the Arjuna Award in 2012.