Philipp Kandal named as Chief Product Officer of Grab
Grab has promoted Philipp Kandal to Chief Product Officer, where he will oversee the Product, Design and Analytics teams and lead the product vision and strategy for Grab.
In his new position, which takes effect 1 February 2023, Kandal will lead teams responsible for delivering products that consumers, driver- and merchant-partners trust and love, while driving profitable growth for the company.
He will focus on unlocking greater synergies across Grab’s superapp ecosystem to create more value for users and partners, and building a product mix that offers affordable services for those seeking value, as well as highly differentiated premium offerings, according to Grab.
Kandal joined Grab in October 2019 to lead the engineering and data science teams for Geo, the vertical that powers location-based intelligence and services. He then became the head of the entire Geo organisation, managing the business, product, and tech functions.
In 2022, his scope was expanded to oversee the Fulfillment product and tech teams that ensure bookings and orders are efficiently and reliably fulfilled using the ecosystem of Grab’s driver-partner network and marketplace capabilities. Kandal will continue to lead the Geo organisation in addition to his Chief Product Officer responsibilities.