Get To Know our President, Grace Ho!

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May 10, 2020

In this informal interview, our President, Grace introduces her favourite food, the last books she read, along with the best career advice she has received.

What is the first thing you’d do after COVID-19 blows over?

With the COVID-19 and circuit breaker in place, I started keeping a journal of thoughts, ideas and activities that I started doing as I work-from-home. Post COVID-19, I will revisit what I have written and identify the things I will continue doing and the ideas I will start exploring.

What's your favourite part about your job?

The variety of roles I get to do daily in helping drive growth, develop our talent and improve our business operational efficiency. Interestingly, these 3 areas areso intertwined in a start-up environment, and paying attention to all 3 areas concurrently helps accelerate our progression! 

What were the last books you read?

“The 4-hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss and “DirectExpressions” by Namdrol Rinpoche

Are you a morning or night person?

Definitely a morning person, I love watching how the world wakes up!

What's the best career advice you have ever received?

The best career advice I have received, and which serves as a constant reminder to me is “Success is not about the amount of money you make, it is about the difference you make in people’s lives”.

What was your favourite subject when you were in school?

Biochemistry

What do you think is the best way to run a meeting?

Communicate clear meeting agenda upfront, focus on desired outcomes during meeting, immediate post-meeting communication of meeting summary follow-up, owners and timelines.

What's on your smartphone home screen?

A small curated icons of commonly used mobile apps.

What's one food item you cannot live without?

Sambal belacan

Finally, if you could describe SWAT Mobility with 3 words?

Dynamic    Agile    Diverse

Grace Ho, President, SWAT Mobility

Grace Ho, President at SWAT Mobility (SWAT), is responsible for driving revenue growth and market expansion in Asia. She leads, alongside co-founders Jarrold Ong (CEO) and Arthur Chua (Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Chairman), the firm’s vision to improve the way people commute, ease congestion and improve their quality of life. Her role also involves forging strong partnerships to scale SWAT’s differentiated mobility tech offerings in transportation and other verticals.