Alex is the Chief Operating Officer of Grab. Based in Singapore, Alex will oversee Grab’s mobility, deliveries and financial services businesses, as well as Grab’s marketing and user support functions.
Alex brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the financial services, logistics and food services industries to drive the execution of Grab’s superapp strategy. Alex will play a crucial role in creating and strengthening ecosystem synergies across the company’s core business segments, while ensuring operational excellence as Grab continues to scale rapidly across Southeast Asia.
Prior to Grab, Alex served for eight years as the President and CEO of SATS, a leading food solutions and logistics company that is listed on the Singapore stock exchange. Before that, Alex was Group Managing Director for Personal Financial Services for HSBC Group, and then the CEO of HSBC Singapore. He also served as Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Reuters as well as Co-CEO, Americas and Global Chief Marketing Officer for Reuters. Alex also serves on the board of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and was a non-executive director of UOB Group for four years before he joined Grab.
Alex received a degree in engineering, economics and management from Oxford University in 1989 and graduated as a Baker Scholar from the MBA program at Harvard Business School in 1993.