Former national police chief Badrodin Haiti said that he has “resigned” from Grab’s president commissioner position barely only a little over two weeks after the Singapore-based startup announced the appointment on January 30.
Haiti told local media Kumparan that he had not formally accepted the offer from Grab, which broke the news to the press after only “informal discussions”.
“I didn’t know that they were already going to announce it. It happened so suddenly,” he said.
Haiti had apparently received another offer to become the president commissioner of Indonesian state-owned construction firm Waskita Karya. Although there are no rules against holding two positions in two different companies, Haiti said it “doesn’t feel right” for him and therefore decided to decline the offer from Grab.
On January 30, Grab said that Haiti had been appointed to “bring extensive experience working with government stakeholders and ensuring aligned interests among different stakeholders.”
There have been no official comments yet from Grab about this development.