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Jeremy Sanders

Jeremy Sanders was appointed Head of UK at OYO Hotels & Homes in October 2018, responsible for leading the company’s entry into and expansion across the UK - its first market outside of Asia.

Within its first year, OYO UK achieved several key milestones under Jeremy’s leadership. OYO now has over 125 hotels representing over 3,500 rooms across the UK; established a head office in London and regional operations in Scotland, Manchester, Portsmouth and Bristol; plus built a team of over 350 employees working in business development, operations, transformation, revenue management, marketing and other functions.
OYO has ambitious plans for the UK. It partners with independent hotel owners, growing their businesses through technology, operational expertise and investment in the properties themselves. It offers customers a reliable and consistent experience across these properties at a great price, ensuring they find their perfect space in every place.

OYO’s global growth has been underpinned by entrepreneurial spirit and Jeremy joined the company having successfully launched his own hospitality business at the age of 26. In 2011, he co-founded the Italian restaurant chain Coco di Mama after spotting a gap in the market for good quality, quick-service Italian food.

From its first outlet on Fleet Street in Central London - a site which he and his business partner scoped out on Boris Bikes - Coco di Mama attracted high-profile investors including Lord Stuart Rose, who became the company’s chairman, and The Azzurri Group - owners of ASK Italian and Zizzi. By 2017, Coco di Mama had over 20 restaurants when it was sold to Bridgepoint Private Equity, at which point Jeremy exited the business.
Jeremy began his career as a Management Consultant at Bain & Company, working in retail, financial services and private equity in London and Johannesburg from 2005 to 2011.

Jeremy studied Social Policy and Sociology at LSE and has an MBA in Business Administration and Management from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He and his wife Anna have three young children under the age of three, which keeps him very busy when he is not at work.