Grab Philippines Has a New Head, Grace Vera Cruz

She replaces long-time head Brian Cu.
Photo/s: Grab Philippines/Handout

Grab Philippines has a new Philippines head effective Oct. 15, Grace Vera Cruz, who will replace Brian Cu, the Souhteast Asian super app said Thursday. Vera Cruz will look for synergies in Grab's businesses -- transport, food and deliveries.

Vera Cruz worked for 15 years in different companies, most recently as managing director of investment firm Seawood Resources. She also held key positions in McKinsey & Co., CLSA Exchange Capital and Shell, Grab said.

Grab is a staple app for Filipinos during the quarantine, who are required to stay mostly at home to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Grab's delivery business has skyrocketed during the quarantine that entered its seventh month.

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"I look forward to working with the team to leverage Grab’s technology and innovation to help Filipino communities safely and sustainably recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," she said in a statement.

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