Grab Holdings announced that it has promoted Suthen Thomas Paradatheth to Group Chief Technology Officer effective October 1, 2022.
As Grab’s GCTO, Suthen will be responsible for driving Grab’s technology vision, strategy, and execution across its Deliveries, Mobility, and Financial Services businesses. He will focus on strengthening Grab’s technical infrastructure to enable deeper superapp synergies and faster product innovation, with the goal of providing partners and consumers with the most efficient,
reliable, and delightful marketplace for everyday services.
“Suthen’s experience in technology and operations closely mirrors the nature of our business, which is about bridging offline services to online consumers. This enables him to truly understand our unique technological needs, and lead with a clear vision and direction,” said Tan Hooi Ling, Co-Founder of Grab.
He was Grab’s first technical lead when the company was founded in 2012. Over the past decade, he held both technical and operational leadership roles and founded the Business Operations team. As an engineering leader, he led the development of many Grab products and platforms, which supported the rapid growth of Grab’s Deliveries and Mobility services from a small base to a multi-billion Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) business today. In 2020, he was promoted to Chief Technology Officer of Mobility, Automation and Platform Excellence, Deliveries, and Experiences. He led over 1,000 engineers, data scientists, and technical program managers across various countries to design, build and optimise large-scale systems powering Grab’s biggest verticals. Under his leadership, his team created a unified tech platform to enable teams to use technical features across different lines of business for faster innovation and drove widespread adoption of artificial intelligence and automation for faster response to dynamic market conditions.
Suthen is based in Singapore, Grab’s regional headquarters, and will continue to report directly to co-founder Tan Hooi Ling. He will oversee Grab’s global network of eight Research and Development (R&D) Centres, which draws talent from around the world.