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

Grab co-founder Tan Hooi Ling to step down from operational roles
Grab's co-founder Tan Hooi Ling speaks during Grab's fifth anniversary news conference in Singapore, on June 6, 2017.
PHOTO: Reuters

Singapore-based Grab Holdings Ltd said on Thursday (May 25) that its co-founder Tan Hooi Ling will step down from her operating roles at the ride-hailing company by the end of this year.

Hooi Ling, who co-founded Grab with CEO Anthony Tan in 2012, will transition into an advisory role, the company said.

Her succession plan has been in place for a while, Tan wrote in an internal memo to employees, adding that Hooi Ling will also give up her board directorship.

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Tan and Hooi Ling developed Southeast Asia's biggest ride-hailing and food delivery firm from an idea for a Harvard Business School venture competition in 2011.

In the memo, CEO Tan said that Hooi Ling will not be replaced immediately. The nominating committee will consider candidates to supplement the board only later this year.

She currently leads Grab's technology division and has served as a board member since its public listing in December 2021.

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