The 25 Most Influential Women In Business In The Asia-Pacific Region

Women from China and India dominate this year’s Fortune magazine’s list of the 25 most powerful women changing the landscape of Asia-Pacific business.

As many as ten Chinese Women and eight Indian women, however, topping the list is Australian banking major Westpac CEO Gail Kelly, one of only two Australians to place on the list of Asia Pacific’s most powerful businesswomen.

ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar is second across the region, followed by Chua Sock Koong, Singapore Telecommunications’s CEO (3rd); Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India (4th); and Nishi Vasudeva, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum (5th) — have made it to the top 5.


Here is the list of the top 25 women in business in the Asia-Pacific region as revealed in the latest edition of the magazine:

1. Gail Kelly, Managing Director and CEO, Westpac Group, Australia

2. Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank, India

3. Chua Sock Koong, CEO, Singapore Telecommunications. Singapore

4. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India, India

5. Nishi Vasudeva, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum, India

6. Li Dang, President, China General Technology, China

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7. Ho Ching, Executive Director and CEO, Temasek, Singapore

8. Dong Mingzhu, Chairperson and President, Gree Electric Appliances of Zhuhai, China

9. Wang Fengying, CEO and Executive Director, Great Wall Motor, China

10. Shikha Sharma, Managing Director and CEO, Axis Bank, India

11. Lucy Peng, Chief People Officer and CEO, Small and Micro Financial Services company, Alibaba Group, China

12. Maggie Wu, Chief Financial Officer, Alibaba Group, China

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13. Sun Yafang, Chairwoman, Huawei Technologies, China

14. Hyun Jeong-eun, Chairman, Hyundai Group, South Korea

15. Kwon Seon-joo, CEO, Industrial Bank of Korea, South Korea

16. Wu Yajun, Executive Director and Chairman, Longfor Properties, China

17. Zhang Xin, CEO, SOHO China, China

18. Wei Sun Christianson, Co-CEO, Asia Pacific, and CEO, China, Morgan Stanley, China

19. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon, India

20. Rachel Duan, President & CEO, GE Healthcare China

21. Alison Watkins, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil, Australia

22. Chitra Ramkrishna, Managing Director and CEO, National Stock Exchange, India

23. Naina Lal Kidwai, Country Head, India, and Director, HSBC Asia-Pacific, India

24. Cher Wang, Chairwoman, HTC and VIA Technologiesk, Taiwan

25. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and CEO, TAFE, India