Talabat Appoints Tomaso Rodriguez As CEO

Food delivery service, Talabat, has appointed Tomaso Rodriguez as its new CEO. In his new position, Mr Rodriguez will be responsible for ramping up Talabat’s presence in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, building new strategic partnerships, while expanding into new offline-to-online ventures.

“Our journey is just beginning. Talabat is, and always will be, a customer-centric company. Our mission is to help people and communities enjoy moments that matter through technology, starting with an integrated food-delivery service that puts people’s happiness and satisfaction at the core of its business,” Mr Rodriguez said.

Prior to joining Talabat, he worked at Singapore-based Grab. He headed Grab’s food division and was credited with growing the food delivery business from one city to a presence in over 200 cities in just 18 months. Previously, he was Head of UberEATS’ regional operations – APAC, and General Manager of a global car-hailing app in Italy and Greece.

Mr Rodriguez started his career as an investor with 360 capital partners, a European fund with USD 500 million under its management, and later founded a startup named AgencyManagement in Italy.

He holds an MBA in strategic marketing from Collège des Ingénieurs, a Harvard Business School Executive Education in Organisational Leadership, and a master’s degree in management engineering from Università Degli Studi di Padova.