Anubhuti is a writer at Forbes India, currently working from Gurugram. She reports on startups, culture, hospitality, and gender. As part of the web team, she is responsible for running the website along with the team, and manages the LinkedIn page. An alumna of SCM Sophia, Mumbai, she has previously worked with Hindustan Times as a features writer and at The Swaddle, reporting extensively on gender and health. She is a Kathak enthusiast with seven years of training and a lifetime to go. When not working or dancing, she's making clothes out of Indian prints, which she hopes will turn into a small business after she retires.
As a close aide of founder and Group CEO Ritesh Agarwal, Bhattacharjee leads key strategic initiatives, steers crucial external partnerships with multinationals, and manages discussions related to the board of directors and shareholders. He also drives collaborations with academic institutions, such as the Harvard University, on behalf of Oyo and manages internal and external communications from Agarwal’s office.
"He has delivered consistently, shown immense maturity through the pandemic and I along with my colleagues entrust him to manage highly strategic conversations for the company. The integrity and involvement with which Aurko functions is what makes him a champion in my team," says Agarwal.
As a reply to a question Bhattacharjee is often asked about being too young to shoulder so many responsiblities, he says, "Good things come when you take meaningful risks. I left the comfort of a blue-chip firm to join a scaling startup as I wanted to make an impact.” And he adds, “I had to unlearn and relearn, deal with a quantum shift in terms of working style, people, processes etc. I steadily took up projects, delivered, and gained trust.”
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An electrical and electronics engineer from Manipal University, Bhattacharjee first worked with Goldman Sachs and then with Jayant Sinha, member of Parliament and former minister of state for finance, during the 2019 elections. “Aurko is a gifted problem solver, a natural leader with excellent people skills. He’s a big-picture person who loves to work towards delivering outcomes and I was pleased to see how he seamlessly blended and helped people from all walks of life,” says Sinha.