Grab hires former Google and Microsoft man as CTO

Grab hires former Google and Microsoft man as CTO 778 518 C-Suite Network
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Ride-hailing technology firm Grab has announced the appointment of former Google Engineering Director and Microsoft Azure Partner Theo Vassilakisas its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

The Singapore-based Uber-rival is the leading on-demand transportation service and mobile payments platform across Southeast Asia.

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“Southeast Asia is an incredibly exciting region. There’s an opportunity to make the lives of hundreds of millions of people easier by developing products and services that can bring convenience and income opportunities,” said Vassilakis. “I look forward to working with Anthony and the Grab team to drive further the scalability, reliability and machine-learning capability of our platform as we move towards that goal.”

Vassilakis will fill the gap that was left by the company’s first…