A GrabMotor driver on a street in Jakarta. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

Former Top Cop Takes Senior Advisor Role at Grab Indonesia


FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Jakarta. Grab Indonesia announced the resignation of former National Police chief Badrodin Haiti from his post as president commissioner on Tuesday (21/02), barely a month after he was appointed.

Badrodin will now take on the role of senior advisor to Grab Indonesia to help the app-based ride-hailing company improve its services in compliance with local regulations, it said in a statement.

"Mr. Badrodin Haiti was appointed as president commissioner of Waskita Karya a few weeks before Grab Indonesia announced Mr. Badrodin Haiti's appointment as president commissioner," the statement said.

"Provisions related to state-owned enterprises do not allow any director or commissioner to hold double posts," it said.

Grab Indonesia approached Badrodin and invited him to join the company last November.

A Grab Indonesia spokesperson told the Jakarta Globe that Badrodin's resignation will not disrupt the company's plan to invest $700 million in the country over the next four years.

The spokesperson declined to comment when asked whether the company had chosen a replacement for the former police chief.