As boutique hospitality company Ovolo Hotels prepares to expand its
portfolio and break into new markets, Dave Baswal has been promoted to
CEO, allowing founder and executive chairman Girish Jhunjhnuwala to
focus on branding, development, and strategic growth of the business.
“I am honoured to lead this amazing group and to take Ovolo into its
next phase at a time of enormous opportunity,” Baswal shares of his
Baswal boasts 20 years of experience in hospitality, finance and real
estate management. He is a National Board Advisory Member of Tourism
Accommodation Australia and former executive at Mantra Group. During the
pandemic, Baswal played a key role Ovolo’s growth by building a team
that personifies the group’s people-centric ethos.
“Dave Baswal personifies the very best of Ovolo – someone with the
passion to constantly improve the guest experience; the creativity to
innovate new services; and the business acumen to deliver strong
performance,” said Jhunjhnuwala.
With Baswal in the CEO seat, Jhunjhnuwala will now focus on finding
new opportunities for Ovolo while remaining involved in all aspects of
“I started my journey in real estate 20 years ago and launched Ovolo
Hotels in 2010, and this is the perfect time to evolve the group under a
Ovolo currently has 13 hotels and a dozen restaurants across Hong
Kong, Australia and Indonesia and is looking for expansion opportunities
across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the US.