Superapp Grab Promotes Suthen Paradatheth to Group CTOby Fintech News Singapore September 21, 2022
Southeast Asian superapp Grab announced that it has promoted Suthen Thomas Paradatheth to Group Chief Technology Officer (GCTO), effective 1 October 2022.
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.
He will also oversee Grab’s global network of eight Research and Development (R&D) Centres.
Suthen 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, Suthen led the development of many Grab products and platforms, which supported the rapid growth of Grab’s deliveries and mobility services.
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.
Suthen is based in Singapore, Grab’s regional headquarters, and will continue to report directly to co-founder Tan Hooi Ling.
“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.
His strong track record in developing highly scalable and robust systems, integrating multiple Grab services into one seamless superapp, and building high-performing teams around the world, give us confidence that he is the right leader to take our technical organisation to the next level,”
said Tan Hooi Ling, Co-Founder of Grab.