Displaced Uber staff to be given roles: Grab

Left: A notice at Grab's office in Marina One West Tower about yesterday's townhall, which was attended by Grab co-founders Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Ling, as well as Uber's Asia-Pacific chief business officer Brooks Entwistle. Below: Grab has said th
A notice at Grab's office in Marina One West Tower about yesterday's townhall, which was attended by Grab co-founders Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Ling, as well as Uber's Asia-Pacific chief business officer Brooks Entwistle. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Left: A notice at Grab's office in Marina One West Tower about yesterday's townhall, which was attended by Grab co-founders Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Ling, as well as Uber's Asia-Pacific chief business officer Brooks Entwistle. Below: Grab has said th
Grab has said that it will reach out to ComfortDelGro, after the latter told its 23,000 hirer-drivers that they may delete the Uber app, sparking questions.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

Townhall held with over 200 staff from both companies following Grab's acquisition of Uber's S-E Asian business

Grab has reached out to displaced staff from its ride-hailing American rival Uber, assuring them that they will be offered roles in the new merged entity.

In a one-hour townhall at Shine Auditorium at Shaw Towers yesterday afternoon, Grab co-founders Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Ling, as well as Uber's Asia-Pacific chief business officer Brooks Entwistle addressed a group of more than 200 staff from both companies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 28, 2018, with the headline 'Displaced Uber staff to be given roles: Grab'. Print Edition | Subscribe