Grab Promotes Philipp Kandal to Chief Product Officer

Grab Promotes Philipp Kandal to Chief Product Officer

by January 30, 2023

Southeast Asian superapp Grab announced that it has promoted Philipp Kandal to Chief Product Officer, effective 1 February 2023.

Philipp Kandal

Philipp Kandal

As Chief Product Officer, Philipp will oversee the product, design and analytics teams as well as lead the product vision and strategy for Grab.

Philipp joined the company in October 2019 to lead the engineering and data science teams for Geo, the vertical that powers location-based intelligence and services.

Soon, he became the head of the entire Geo organisation, managing the business, product and tech functions.

In 2022, his scope was expanded to oversee the fulfillment product and tech teams that ensure bookings and orders are efficiently and reliably fulfilled using the ecosystem of Grab’s driver partner network and marketplace capabilities.

Philipp will continue to lead the Geo organisation in addition to his Chief Product Officer responsibilities.

Tan Hooi-Ling, Co-founder, Grab

Tan Hooi Ling

Tan Hooi Ling, Co-founder of Grab said,

“Philipp embodies the rare combination of technical strength, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a genuine customer obsession.


I am excited to have him lead and shape our product innovations towards becoming Southeast Asia’s largest and most efficient on-demand platform for local commerce and mobility.”