Vietnamese woman named managing director of Grab Vietnam

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 15:00

Nguyen Thai Hai Van, new managing director of Grab in Vietnam from February 2020

Grab, the leading app in Southeast Asia, has announced the appointment of Nguyen Thai Hai Van as managing director of Grab in Vietnam from February 2020.

​Hai Van will oversee business strategy and operations across all of Grab’s businesses in Viet Nam.

She will continue to drive the growth of ride-hailing, on-demand food delivery, logistics and FinTech across Viet Nam, and expand the benefits of the digital economy to millions more Vietnamese and small businesses, Grab said.

Hai Van joined Grab Vietnam on November 1 after a successful 17-year career at Unilever Vietnam. She brings with her both deep commercial and customer engagement experience, having run P&L and marketing for Unilever in Viet Nam and regionally across varied product lines.

Hai Van is also co-chair of the Viet Nam Mobile Marketing Association.

Hai Van succeeds Jerry Lim, who will return home to a Singapore-based role as regional head of customer experience.

With Grab’s recently announced additional US$500 million investment in Viet Nam over the next five years, Hải Vân will tap and invest in new opportunities emerging from FinTech, and mobility and logistics spaces, in order to bring greater value and innovation for Grab’s customers and partners.

She is also committed to driving the ‘Grab for Good’ roadmap for Viet Nam, aligned with the Vietnamese government’s socio-economic development plan to support the country’s Industry 4.0 ambitions.

Grab is the leading super app in Southeast Asia, providing daily services that matter most to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto over 166 million mobile devices, giving users access to over 9 million drivers, merchants and agents.

Grab has the region’s largest land transportation fleet and has completed over 4 billion rides since its founding in 2012. Grab offers the widest range of on-demand transport services in the region, in addition to food and package delivery services, digital payments and financial services across 339 cities in eight countries. — VNS

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