Forbes Honors 50 Power Businesswomen In Asia – Forbes
27 newcomers to this year’s list
SINGAPORE (February 26, 2015) – Forbes recognizes 50 powerful businesswomen in Asia who are driving change across diverse industries in its fourth annual Asia’s Power Businesswomen list. The full list is available here as well as in the latest issue of Forbes Asia, available on newsstands now.
To make the list, candidates have to be active in the upper echelons of the business world in Asia, wield significant power and have access to robust financial resources.
Among those honored for their achievements and success: Teresita Sy-Coson, Vice Chairman of Philippines’ SM Investments and Chairman of Banco De Oro Universal Bank, Ho Ching, Executive Director and CEO of Singapore’s Temasek, Pansy Ho, Managing Director of Shun Tak Holdings and Co-Chairman of MGM China, Sun Yafang, Chairman of China’s Huawei Technologies, Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman of Australia’s Hancock Prospecting, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of India’s Biocon, Zhang Xin, Co-founder and CEO of Soho China, Yuwadee Chirathivat, CEO of Thailand’s Central Department Store Group, Wendy Yap, President Director and CEO of Indonesia’s Nippon Indosari and Mai Kieu Lien, Chairman and CEO of Vietnam’s Vinamilk.
There are a total of 27 newcomers to this year’s list and they include Noni Purnomo, President Director of Indonesia’s Blue Bird Group Holding, Lee Boo-jin, President and CEO of South Korea’s Hotel Shilla, Sonia Cheng, CEO of Hong Kong’s Rosewood Hotel Group and Executive Director of New World Development, Wandee Khunchornyakong, Chairman and CEO of Thailand’s SPCG, Katie Page, CEO of Australia’s Harvey Norman and Helen Yuchengco Dee, Chairman of Philippines’ Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation.
Two top female executives of Alibaba, China’s biggest online commerce company also made the list. Newcomer Maggie Wu is the online giant’s Chief Financial Officer and driver behind its blockbuster IPO. Lucy Peng, a returnee, is the Co-Founder of Alibaba and the energy behind its financial services affiliate, Ant Financial.
Noni Purnomo of Blue Bird Group Holding is the subject of the cover story in the March issue of Forbes Asia. She currently oversees the entire land-transport portfolio of the largest taxi company in Indonesia and is looking for new opportunities in logistics. Blue Bird aims to grow into a company that offers a full range of logistics services, including warehousing.
Sometimes referred to as China’s H.J. Heinz, Foshan Haitian Flavoring & Food is headed by Cheng Xue, also a newcomer to the list. She joined the country’s biggest maker of soy sauce in 1997 and now owns 9% of it. She is a member of Forbes’s China Rich List with a net worth of more than $800 million.
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