Raj Kamal

OYO Vacation Homes

2020 Phocuswright Europe speaker

Raj Kamal CEO
Raj Kamal was appointed, in June 2020, as the CEO of OYO Vacation Homes (OVH), one of the leading vacation rental companies in Europe.

Raj is an accomplished leader with about 25 years of experience across operating businesses, consulting and investing. He was previously associated with- Naspers/PayU, McKinsey & Company and Indian Administrative Service (premier civil service in India) across multiple geographies including India, South East Asia, Europe and Latin America.

He joined OYO Vacation Homes in January 2020 as Chief Operating Officer of the company. Prior to that, Raj led fin-tech investments and M&A for Naspers/PayU, where he executed multiple investments across payments, credit, remittances and distributed ledger assets, and evaluated over 100 fintech companies across different parts of the world. He also set up PayU’s credit business as the Global Head of Credit.

Before Naspers/PayU, Raj spent 12 years at McKinsey & Company serving banks, insurers, payments companies and asset managers across Asia-Pacific. As a Partner of the Firm, he headed McKinsey's practice on Payments for APAC from 2011-2015. Raj has also spent eight years as an IAS (Indian Administrative Service) officer in a range of roles including Chief Budget Officer of the state of Chhattisgarh and Chief Administrative Officer of a District in India.

Raj is an alumnus of IIT-Bombay (Indian Institute of Technology), Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (India) and INSEAD Fontainebleau (France).