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Grab Singapore Appoints MacPherson MP Tin Pei Ling as Director of Public Affairs and Policy

Grab Singapore has confirmed the appointment of MacPherson Member of Parliament (MP) Ms Tin Pei Ling as its Director of Public Affairs and Policy.

Credit: Ms Tin Pei Ling's Facebook and Reuters

"Pei Ling has deep on-ground understanding of digital economy and Smart Nation policy, and close ties with the local community," said Grab. "She will build partnerships and programmes to harness the positive potential of technology to create impact in Singapore."


Ms Tin reportedly joined Grab in January, but her appointment only became public on Wednesday when she made an appearance at a Chinese New Year lunch that the company hosted for over 750 drivers and delivery partners at Singapore Expo. Also in attendance at that event were Grab Managing Director Mr Yee Wee Tang and Senior Minister of State for Transport Ms Amy Khor.

Grab Managing Director Mr Yee Wee Tang and Senior Minister of State for Transport Ms Amy Khor at Grab's Chinese New Year event. Credit: Grab

Before joining the ride-sharing giant, Ms Tin was the Chief Executive Officer of Business China, a Singapore-based non-profit organisation that promotes Singapore-China relationships. She served in that position since 2018, only leaving about two months ago, but remains a board member of the organisation.


Previously, she also served as the Group Director of Corporate Strategy at Jing King Technology Group, and was a business and management consultant at Ernst & Young Advisory.


Ms Tin was elected to Parliament in 2011 as part of the People's Action Party. She’s currently the MP for MacPherson SMC, and is also the chairperson of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Communications and Information.


Being an MP allows Ms Tin to have a second job, unlike Ministers who are required to serve full-time. She, however, must separate her public political position from her private, professional or business interests, as a letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2015 dictates.


“MPs who are in business, who occupy senior management positions in companies, or who sit on company boards should be especially vigilant,” wrote PM Lee. “You must not exploit your public position as Government MPs, your close contacts with the Ministers, or your access to government departments and civil servants, for your personal interest or the benefit of your employers.”


In the letter, PM Lee also wrote that MPs must make it clear every time they put out a public statement on whose behalf they’re speaking.

 
  • Grab Singapore has confirmed the appointment of MacPherson Member of Parliament (MP) Ms Tin Pei Ling as its Director of Public Affairs and Policy.

  • "Pei Ling has deep on-ground understanding of digital economy and Smart Nation policy, and close ties with the local community," said Grab.

  • Before joining the ride-sharing giant, Ms Tin was the Chief Executive Officer of Business China, a Singapore-based non-profit organisation that promotes Singapore-China relationships.

  • Being an MP allows Ms Tin to have a second job, unlike Ministers who are required to serve full-time.

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