SINGAPORE — Southeast Asia’s leading superapp company, Grab has appointed MacPherson Member of Parliament (MP) Tin Pei Ling as its director of public affairs and policy in Singapore.

Grab told the media on Wednesday that Ms Tin was appointed in January.

Channel News Asia had earlier reported that Tin was present at Grab’s Chinese New Year appreciation lunch for driver-and delivery-partners on Wednesday in her new capacity.

She was said to be there alongside Grab’s managing director Yee Wee Tang and Senior Minister of State for Transport Amy Khor.

“Pei Ling has deep on-ground understanding of digital economy and smart nation policy, and close ties with the local community. She will build partnerships and programmes to harness the positive potential of technology to create impact in Singapore,” a spokesperson said to CNA.

Queries to Ms Tin about her appointment, have been directed to her employer.

According to her Linkedin profile, Ms Tin had just stepped down from her position as the chief executive officer at Business China, a Singapore non-profit organisation cultivating Singapore-China relationships and headed by PAP Ministers and MPs, after four years of service and is still listed as a board member.

Prior to her stint at Business China, she spent a year as group director of corporate strategy at Jing King Technology Group, now known as Adera Global from May 2017 to May 2018. The Singapore global company is involved in data security, artificial intelligence and automation.

Ms Tin had spent a couple of years as a full-time MP at Marine Parade GRC after she was elected to Parliament in 2011 and resigned from her job at Ernst and Young.

She currently chairs the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Communications and Information, and is a member of the GPC for Culture, Community and Youth.

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