Grab headquarters lobby in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Image credit: Aizuddin Saad / Shutterstock.com
Oey was CFO at LegalZoom, a US online legal services company, for five years. Prior to LegalZoom, he was CFO of MyLife.com, a US consumer internet business, and spent over 12 years at Activision Blizzard in various roles including VP, Corporate Controller.
Grab, whose services include ride-sharing, food delivery and online financial services provider GrabPay, is the leading ride-sharing platform in South East Asia. It acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business in March 2018.
Oey will run Grab’s finance operations, treasury, tax, procurement, and real estate and facilities department. Based in Singapore, he will report directly to Anthony Tan, Grab’s Group CEO and Co-Founder. Oey will also work closely with Grab’s President Ming Maa, who will continue to lead strategic business planning for the company.
Tan said in a statement that Oey’s experience scaling rapidly growing technology companies would make him a valuable addition to Grab. “I look forward to working together with him as we navigate these turbulent times, to deliver on our mission of empowering the lives of millions of Southeast Asians through technology,” he commented.