Grant joined Safmarine in 1994 after graduating from the University of Stellenbosch with a Bachelor of Economics degree. As part of a newly established development unit Grant was tasked with expanding Safmarine activities into areas beyond the traditional trade lanes. In 2000 Grant relocated to Singapore as Far East Regional Manager and in 2002 he moved to Dubai as Middle East Area Manager. In 2003 he assumed the role of Regional Executive for West Central Asia, responsible for Safmarine activities within the Middle East and South Asia. Grant was then appointed as Safmarine Regional Executive for the Asia Region in August 2008. In October 2010 he moved to Antwerp to become Safmarine's MPV (Multi Purpose Vessel Division) Executive . On the 1st February 2012 Grant commenced his role as the Chief Executive Officer for Safmarine, with location in Copenhagen, Denmark.