The superapp started with us asking some questions.

“Why can’t we have a safer way to hail a ride?”
“Can’t we give drivers better working conditions?”
“What if we could make life just a little bit easier?”

Okay, it started with several questions. Those questions led to a group of incredibly ambitious (and incredibly optimistic) friends starting this company in a tiny rented storage space somewhere in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

That was in 2012.

Today, that tiny company has turned into Grab, Southeast Asia’s largest superapp that connects millions of consumers to millions of drivers, merchants, and businesses. Grab is taking on the largest problems that affect the region, including access inequality, outdated infrastructure, and income disparity.

Just like every single Southeast Asian, we’re still incredibly ambitious. We’re still questioning those everyday limitations. And we’re still incredibly optimistic.

Why Southeast Asia

You mean apart from the fact that this is the fastest growing region in the world? Despite the many infrastructural hurdles Southeast Asians face, over 73% continue to believe that they will achieve their biggest dreams in this lifetime. With an attitude like that, and ambition like ours, sky’s the limit.

How We Empower Southeast Asia


To open up opportunities for all, regardless of background or ability.

We provide income opportunities to all groups of people, including the disadvantaged, as part of our commitment to push for greater inclusivity.


To provide technological solutions to improve and build safer, smarter cities.

Many Southeast Asians face everyday limitations like traffic congestion and lack of public infrastructure. As an everyday everything app, we solve everyday challenges to make life a little easier.


To protect our planet by minimising our environmental footprint.
We only get one Earth. Let’s take care of it.

We are introducing measures across our businesses and ecosystem to build a more sustainable future.

Get to know our efforts in making everyday lives better in Southeast Asia through our Social Impact Report. This report will be published annually to help us chart our progress and a symbol of our commitment to drive this region forward.

Interested in solving real problems? Join us.

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

COVID-19 has dealt an unprecedented blow to the tourism industry, affecting the livelihoods of millions of workers. One of them was Komsan, an assistant chef in a luxury hotel based in the Srinakarin area.

As the number of tourists at the hotel plunged, he decided to sign up as a GrabFood delivery-partner to earn an alternative income. Soon after, the hotel ceased operations.

Komsan has viewed this change through an optimistic lens, calling it the perfect opportunity for him to embark on a fresh journey after his previous job. Aside from GrabFood deliveries, he now also picks up GrabExpress jobs. It can get tiring, having to shuttle between different locations, but Komsan finds it exciting. And mostly, he’s glad to get his income back on track.