Olive Announces Dhruv Kalro as Co-Founder

Olive Announces Dhruv Kalro as Co-Founder

[ 17th April 24] – Olive by Embassy announced the appointment of DhruvKalro as Co-Founder today, marking a significant milestone in the company’s journey of innovation. The hospitality management start-up has embarked on a novel hybrid strategy and pan-India expansion in the last year. Kalro will play a pivotal role in spearheading the company’s growth across the country’s underserved hotel spaces.

Before he was appointed Co-Founder, Dhruv served as the Chief Operating Officer at Olive by Embassy Group, where he played a central role in driving operational excellence and fostering the company’s development.

Additionally, Dhruv has showcased his entrepreneurial spirit as the Co-Founder of ScootApp, a global marketplace for taxis. During his tenure, he successfully secured funding from StartupBootcamp and demonstrated his adeptness in financial management and regulatory compliance.


“DhruvKalrohasembodied the organisation’s core values since its inception,” said KahramanYigit, Co-Founder & CEO, of Olive. “With his strategic leadership during his time as COO and deep understanding of our company’s culture, Dhruv has been instrumental to our success.As we embark on our next phase of growth, we are confident that his extensive knowledge of the industry landscape will help expand our footprint pan-Indiaand become its foremost hospitality operating platform.”

Dhruv holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the Centre for Management Studies at Jain University and has furthered his expertise with a course in Commercial Property Management from New York University’s School of Professional Studies.

“I am truly honoured to embark on this journey as Co-Founder of Olive and to lead an incredible team at the cutting edge of India’s hospitality industry. As we continue to grow, I look forward to raising the bar on guest experiences, delivering exceptional returns to our stakeholders, and capitalising on the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Dhruv.

Olive’s innovative hybrid hospitality model emphasises a “hospitality first” approach, meeting the rising demand for versatile spaces that facilitate connections and elevate guest experiences. Hybrid Hospitality combines hotels, co-living, coworking spaces, members’ clubs, wellness facilities, and dining options in one location. Olive offers tailored accommodation options for various market segments. Olive Life targets students and young professionals in Tier 1, 2, and 3 cities with stays of three months or more, while Olive Zip provides budget-friendly daily stays for budget-conscious travellers in similar locations. Olive Hotels cater to affluent travellers with a wide range of rooms and amenities, and Select Olive offers luxurious experiences in leisure destinations.