The Singapore-based company wants to start with an R&D office just like the ones it has in Seattle and Beijing
Arul Kumaravel, vice president of engineering, Grab, will head India operations
Grab will hire 200 employees within the next year
Grab’s presence in India will test the anti-Uber alliance, which also involves Ola
There is bound to be some nervousness within Ola of another talent drain in the offing
Singapore’s on-demand taxi service and Uber’s biggest rival in South East Asia, Grab, has started laying roots in India. It will start with a research and development (R&D) facility in Bengaluru. The company has already hired two employees in India over the last month. Another 198 could be employed within the next year, according to one person closely associated with the company. An official announcement is imminent.
Grab’s India operations may be headed by Arul Kumaravel, vice president of engineering. He, however, will not be relocating to India just yet. Kumaravel joined in 2015 when the previous Chief Technology…
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