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Singapore MP Tin Pei Ling leaves Grab after seven months; to join a payments-focused fintech company

In February 2023, Member of Parliament Tin Pei Ling became part of Grab Singapore, taking on the role of Director of Public Affairs and Policy. However, her designation shifted within a week to Director of Corporate Development

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Member of Parliament (MP) Tin Pei Ling is concluding her seven-month stint at Grab, opting to transition to a leadership position within a payments-focused fintech company starting October 1. This move comes in the wake of a public outcry back in February over perceived conflicts of interest tied to her role at the ride-hailing firm.

Tin disclosed her forthcoming career shift through a LinkedIn post on Thursday (August 17), revealing that she will be taking on a strategic role that encompasses fostering partnerships and driving business development at the unnamed fintech establishment. Describing it as a “more externally oriented and commercially-focused position in the tech sector,” Tin seems poised to leverage her experience for fresh challenges.

Tin’s initial entry into Grab in January, where she was appointed as the Singapore director of public affairs and policy, sparked public controversy. The following month, concerns arose over the potential entanglement of her responsibilities as an MP with her role as a government liaison for the tech enterprise. In response, Grab announced a week later that Tin would shift gears to assume a new role centered around corporate development. The role involved “realising synergies across our investments and acquisitions, as well as supporting strategy development”, as previously stated by the company.

In her LinkedIn post on Thursday, Tin expressed her gratitude towards her colleagues at Grab and conveyed her enthusiasm about contributing to the fintech firm’s “product innovation endeavors and expansion into pivotal Asia-Pacific markets.” She indicated that more comprehensive details about her upcoming role would be unveiled after October 1.

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