Grab Philippines President Stepping Down

Brian Cu was country head for seven years.

Brian Cu is leaving his role as president of Grab Philippines effective August 14, 2020. A statement released by Grab on Wednesday, July 15, said Cu “has decided to move on to focus other business interests as an entrepreneur in the startup scene.” 

Cu has led the Singapore-based company’s operations in the country since it was launched here seven years ago. He has steerd the company since it started as a ride-hailing app and eventually transitioned into a “superapp” with multiple verticals including food and package delivery and other services. He also oversaw the company’s merger with former competitor Uber in 2016.

“In the next few weeks, Brian, together with the leadership of Grab Philippines, will be focusing on a thorough and seamless transition to ensure consistency and continuity of Grab’s goals and operations in the country,” the statement read. “Ronald Roda, Grab Philippines’ Head of Transport and Shared Services will continue to be the head of country operations, and Nicka Hosaka will continue to serve as the official spokesperson for Grab Philippines.

"We thank Brian for his invaluable contributions to Grab Philippines’ growth, and we are excited for him and his next endeavors," the statement added.


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