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

Former Top Cop Takes Senior Advisor Role at Grab Indonesia

BY :TABITA DIELA

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.

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