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Asia's Power Businesswomen

Written by QuotesLyfe | Updated on: December 14, 2020


Asia's Power Businesswomen

Women around the world are shining in every sector, be it private or government. They have broken all the old patriarchal doctrines and are now two steps ahead of men. Here is a list of Asia's Power Businesswomen.

Women are performing well in all those services which have been performed traditionally by men. Some power Businesswomen of the world are Melanie Perkins, Roshni Nadar, etc. The article provides information about several Businesswomen of Asia.

This article will provide insights into the following topics:

  • Forbes Asia Women List
  • Forbes Asia's Power Businesswomen 2020 List

Melanie Perkins 

Melanie Perkins is an Australian Entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of Canva. Canva is a graphic designing tool and was founded in 2012 along with her partner Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams. Headquarters' are in Sydney. The net worth of business has reached more than $300 million. Melanie is the third richest woman in Australia. She did her education at sacred heart college and was born in Perth, Western Australia. 

Lily Kong

Lily L.L. Kong is the president of Singapore management university and a geographer. She is the first women president of Singapore university. Before joining Singapore management university, she was a member of the national university of Singapore and was in a senior position. She obtained her degree of graduation and post-graduation from the National University of Singapore and later went on to complete a Ph. D from university college London. She held the other Managerial positions in NUS like the Vice-Provost (Education), Acting Executive Vice President of Yale NUS college, Dean of university scholars' program, and Vice-president of the university and global relations.  

Roshni Nadar

Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the chairperson of HCL technologies and the first woman to lead an IT company. She is the child of the founder of HCL, Shiv Nadar. Roshni Nadar is the richest woman in India according to IIFL wealth Hurun India rich list. She grew up in Delhi, graduated from Northwestern University, and did her MBA from Kellogg school of management. Before joining HCL, she worked in various companies as a producer. She has been awarded NDTV Young philanthropist of the year, Vogue India Philanthropist of the Year, and the World's Most Innovative People Award.  

Caroline Russell

Caroline Russell is the chairman of BOH plantations which is Malaysia's largest tea producer Company. She has made the Forbes list of Asia's power businesswomen in 2020. The plantations are spread over 1200 hectares and produce 4.5 kilograms of tea annually. She took the position of Chief executive officer in 2003 and has expanded her business to the international market. BOH plantations were founded in 1929 by her grandfather.

Preeyanart Soontornwata

Preeyanart Soontornwata is the CEO of a Thailand based energy company B. Grimm Power. The company provides scholarships to the students, renovated the school libraries, donate blood, and arrange religious and cultural events. Its first step is to involve the community in building a new power plant. Before joining B. Grimm worked as an auditor and later as a finance and administration manager. She received her graduate degree from Chulalongkorn University and after that did MBA. The total capacity of the current power plant of the company is 2.076 megawatts and will rise to 3,297 megawatts by 2022. The target is to reach 5,000 megawatts across the ASEAN region. 

Divya Gokulnath

Divya Gokulnath is the co-founder of Byju's- The Learning App. She is the wife of Byju Raveendran who the founder of Byju's. She was born in Bengaluru and received her primary education in New Delhi. She pursued her graduation from the national Degree College, Karnataka, and did B. Tech in Biotechnology from RV college of engineering, Karnataka. She started her career as a teacher in Byju's classes and eventually got married to Byju Raveendran. 

Yang Yoon-Sun

Yank Yoon-Sun is the Chief executive officer of Medipost Co Ltd, South Korea. The company collects and preserves umbilical cord blood and allow the future use of stem cell therapy. Medipost was founded in 2000 produces the only approved stem cell product in the world. The first product of the company was Cartistem and 2000 patients had received treatment of regenerative knee-cartilage treatment. 

Maki Akaida

Maki Akaida is the CEO of Uniqlo, Japan. Uniqlo is a fast-fashion retailer and she joined the company in 2001. The company has earned $22 billion in sales in recent years and women are being actively promoted. 40% of fast retailing's managers are female. Maki Akaida was promoted to the manager just after six months after joining the company. The company has over 3600 stores and in 2019 Akaida was promoted to group executive officer and in June 2019 she became the CEO of the company. 

Dewi Muliaty

Dewi Muliaty is the president director at PT Prodia. At present, Prodia has 285 clinics throughout Indonesia. In 2012, Prodia had 107 clinics in Indonesia, and now under the hands of Dewi, the number has risen to 285. She offers a Covid-19 testing program that can be done in the clinic, at home, and while driving. The results of the test are provided online so that no one is bothered leaving their house.  

Nualphan Lamsam 

Nualphan Lamsam is the chief executive officer and president of Muang Thai Life Insurance. She is also known as Madame Pang. She is the chairman of Port Football club and former manager of Thailand's women's national football team. She graduated with a Bachelor of Marketing from Srinakharinwirot university and did her post-graduation from Boston University, USA. She is also a member of the democrat party.  

Carolyn Creswell

Carolyn Creswell is an Australian businesswoman and the founder of Carman's Fine Foods. In 1993, Carman's Fine Foods was first distributed in New South Wales, and thereafter, Coles supermarkets agreed to keep her muesli in some Melbourne stores. At present, Carman's fine foods have been distributed in more than 35 countries, including china, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. Creswell graduated from Victoria and received her BA from Monash University. In 1996, she received a law degree from the University of London.  

Ameera Shah

Ameera Shah is the managing director of metropolis healthcare. Metropolis Healthcare is a multinational chain of pathology centres with its presence in seven countries. The founder and chairman of the metropolis are Dr Sushil Shah, who is the father of Ameera Shah. She has been honoured with the Young global leader award in 2015. She is the Alma Mater of the University of Texas at Austin. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 she was featured in Fortune India's list of "Most Powerful Women in Business" and in Forbes India's Tycoons of Tomorrow.  

Olivia Limpe-Aw

Olivia Limpe-Aw is the chairman and chief executive officer of Destileria Limtuaco which is the oldest distillery in the Philippines and the country's top exporter of distilled spirits. She has published several books and magazines like the Asian Dragon. She is also the publisher of Foresight Book Publishing and distributing company. She is the fifth-generation head of the Philippines. 


These are 13 accomplished women who are playing a significant role in shaping Asia's business. These women represent diversity significantly by highlighting entrepreneurs, investors, and executives. They have also broken all the barriers and stereotypes across various industries. Pandemic has challenged everyone in every aspect of life and these businesswomen have risen to that challenge and demonstrated their mettle in these tough times. 

Co-author: Shraddha Thuwal

Shraddha Thuwal is the author of the book “Let us Conquer over weakness”. She is a blogger and her work has been published in various anthologies. By writing, she aims to reach out to people, create awareness and create a positive impact globally.


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