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Grab co-founder Tan Hooi Ling to step down from operating roles

She will be transitioning into an advisory role.

Grab co-founder Tan Hooi Ling will be stepping down from all her operating roles in the transport and tech company by end-2023.

Tan will be stepping down from her role as a director and transitioning into an advisory role. She has served as a member of Grab’s board of directors since its public listing in December 2021. She currently leads Grab’s technology organisation.

In the press release announcing her decision to step down from her leadership role in Grab, Tan shared plans to pursue other personal passions.

“People who know me well know that I am an adventurer at heart, and there are many other personal passions that I have put aside to build Grab with Anthony. With the strong leadership bench we currently have, I believe now is the right time for me to pass on the baton to our next generation of leaders, and to pursue these other passions,” Tan said.

“Grab has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. The impact we create is a reflection of who we are as a team, and I am humbled to have been able to walk alongside Anthony and the many amazing Grabbers who share the same values and work ethic to build something that improves lives in Southeast Asia,” she said.

CEO and fellow co-founder Anthony Tan thanked Ling in the announcement, expressing enormous respect to Ling as a business partner and friend.

“We set the vision to build a double, now triple, bottom line company together, and I am so blessed to have found a true partner who cares deeply about the impact we create for Grabbers, our partners and our region,” CEO Tan is quoted saying.

“Ling has invested herself fully into setting up the right leadership bench and cultural foundations for Grab to thrive for the long-term, and while I will miss working with her dearly, I thank her for the many years of trust and partnership, and wholeheartedly support her decision to pursue her personal passions,” he added.

Tan Hooi Ling, co-founder, Grab Holdings (photo from Grab's official website)

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