Erstwhile GE Group General Counsel Tejal Patil has joined OYO Hotels & Homes as Senior Legal Advisor for India & South Asia.
Tejal has joined OYO after a 16-year long stint with GE (General Electric Company). While in GE, she was Senior Counsel, Asia Pacific, GE Consumer & Industrial; then General Counsel, Asia Pacific, GE Healthcare and in 2012 she was elevated to the position of Group General Counsel of GE South Asia.
She is a solicitor at both the Bombay Incorporated Law Society and the Law Society of England and Wales.
In her new role at OYO, she will also oversee OYO's regional in-house legal team and be responsible for managing outside counsel relationships in India and South Asia. Tejal will also be responsible for leading OYO's legal function in the region, which includes managing regulatory, contractual, and legal compliance for the company, helping steer OYO's strategic initiatives, disputes resolution, and providing senior management with actionable counsel on strategic business decisions and operational execution. She will also oversee OYO's regional in-house team of legal and compliance professionals and be responsible for managing outside counsel relationships in India and South Asia.
Tejal will be reporting into Rohit Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, India & South Asia, OYO and working in conjunction with Rakesh Prusti, Global General Counsel, OYO Hotels & Homes.