GrabPay Names Visa Executive As Managing Director

Southeast Asian ridesharing company Grab has hired Ooi Huey Tyng to serve as managing director of its payments platform, GrabPay.

According to PaymentsSource, Huey Tyng — who has more than 25 years of experience in senior roles at global banks and payments providers — will oversee the Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines market.

Most recently, she was at Visa, where she was the country manager for Singapore and Brunei. Before that, she 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.”