Grab taps former Visa exec to oversee GrabPay in three Southeast Asian markets

Ooi Huey Tyng joins Grab from Visa.

Southeast Asian ride-sharing company Grab has appointed Ooi Huey Tyng as managing director of its payments platform, GrabPay, where she will oversee the Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines market.

Ooi brings on board more than 25 years of experience in senior positions at global banks and payments providers and joins Grab from Visa, where she was the country manager for Singapore and Brunei.

During her time at Visa, Ooi drove the company’s innovation and digital roadmap as well as the strategic engagement of regional banks headquartered in Singapore. Prior to that, she also held leadership roles at DBS, UOB, and Citi, where she was responsible for managing retail cards businesses, co-branding and rewards partnerships, as well as engagement with merchants.

“Huey Tyng brings deep leadership expertise from some of the region’s premier banks and payments providers. Her experience with our current and potential payments partners will be invaluable as GrabPay moves into its next phase of growth,” said Jason Thompson, managing director at GrabPay SEA.

“Millions of people in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines are still heavily dependent on cash. Huey Tyng’s skills in forging business partnerships across each country will enable us to bring more merchants and consumers into the cashless future faster.

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