Honorees came from 14 countries. China and Hong Kong took the lead with 14 women, India followed with eight, Thailand with five and Japan with four. Singapore, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam each produced three women, while South Korea and the Philippines had two representatives each. Macau, Taiwan, and New Zealand each had one.

Among the lineup, some were recurring names from previous years but 2016 also had 27 notable newcomers. First-time list-makers included Robina Gokongwei-Pe, president and COO of the Philippines’ Robinsons Retail Holdings; Somruedee Chaimongkol, CEO of Thailand’s Banpu; Cao Thi Ngoc Dung, chairman and CEO of Vietnam’s Phu Nhuan Jewelry; Lorna Jane Clarkson, founder and chief creative officer of Australia’s Lorna Jane; and Kumiko Otsuka, president of Japan’s Otsuka Kagu. Approximately a quarter of the newcomers were from the technology sector.

Others recognized for their work included: Wendy Sui Cheng Yap, cofounder, president, director and CEO of Indonesia’s Nippon Indosari; Yuwadee Chirathivat, CEO of Thailand’s Central Department Store Group; Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairman and managing director of State Bank of India; Ho Ching, executive director and CEO of Singapore’s Temasek; Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO and managing director of Australia’s Mirvac; Lee Boo-jin, president and CEO of South Korea’s Hotel Shilla; Pollyanna Chu, CEO of Hong Kong’s Kingston Financial Group; and Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, cofounder and chairman of Vietnam’s Sovico Holdings.

The full list is provided below. Names are not listed in any specific order.

Asia’s Power Women Complete List

  1. Nita Ambani, 52

Director/Chairman
Reliance Industries/Reliance Foundation
India

  1. Arundhati Bhattacharya, 60

Chairman & Managing Director
State Bank of India
India

  1. Cao Thi Ngoc Dung, 58

Chairman & CEO
Phu Nhuan Jewelry
Vietnam

  1. Somruedee Chaimongkol, 54

CEO 
Banpu
Thailand

  1. Sabrina Chao, 41

Chairman
Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings
Hong Kong

 

  1. Solina Chau, 54

Co-Founder
Horizons Ventures
Hong Kong

  1. Eva Yi-Hwa Chen, 57

Co- Founder & CEO
Trend Micro
Japan

  1. Sonia Cheng, 35

CEO/Executive Director
Rosewood Hotel Group /New World Development
Hong Kong

  1. Chew Gek Khim, 54

Executive Chairman
Straits Trading
Singapore

  1. Yuwadee Chirathivat, 62

CEO
Central Department Store Group
Thailand

  1. Pollyanna Chu, 57

CEO
Kingston Financial Group
Hong Kong

  1. Chadatip Chutrakul, 54

CEO
Siam Piwat
Thailand

  1. Lorna Jane Clarkson, 51

Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Lorna Jane
Australia

  1. Ambiga Dhiraj, 40

CEO
Mu Sigma
India

  1. Dong Mingzhu, 61

Chairman & President
Gree Electric Appliances
China

  1. Dipali Goenka, 46

CEO
Welspun India
India

  1. Robina Gokongwei-Pe, 54

President & COO
Robinsons Retail Holdings
The Philippines

  1. Vinita Gupta, 48

CEO
Lupin
India

  1. Ho Ching, 63

Executive Director & CEO
Temasek
Singapore

  1. Tina Ju, 51

Founder & Managing Partner
KPCB China, TDF Capital
China

  1. Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, 49

CEO
Sintesa Group
Indonesia

  1. Chanda Kochhar, 54

Managing Director & CEO
ICICI Bank
India

  1. Lee Boo-jin, 45

President & CEO
Hotel Shilla
South Korea

  1. Angela Leong, 55

Managing Director/Chairman
SJM Holdings/ L’Avenue International Holdings
Macau

  1. Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, 49

CEO and Managing Director
Mirvac
Australia

  1. Vandana Luthra, 56

Founder & Vice Chairman
VLCC Health Care
India

  1. Ma Xiuhui, 45

Co-Founder & CEO
Opple Lighting
China

  1. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, 63

Founder, Chairman & Managing Director
Biocon
India

  1. Mou Jinxiang, 62

Co-Founder & Chairman
Lianhe Chemical Technology
China

  1. Tomoko Namba, 53

Founder & Chairman
DeNA
Japan

  1. May Ng, 48

CEO
Pan-United
Singapore

  1. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, 46

Co-Founder & Chairman
Sovico Holdings
Vietnam

  1. Kumiko Otsuka, 48

President
Otsuka Kagu
Japan

  1. Nalinee Paiboon, 57

Founder & President
Skyline Unity
Thailand

  1. Sky Park, 59

Vice President
E-Land
South Korea

  1. Lucy Peng, 43

Co-Founder & Ceo
Ant Financial
China

  1. Wendy Pye, 72

Founder & CEO
Wendy Pye Publishing Group
New Zealand

  1. Gina Rinehart, 62

Executive Chair
Hancock Prospecting
Australia

  1. Kathryn Shih, 57

President
UBS Asia Pacific
Hong Kong

  1. Parwati Surjaudaja, 51

President Director & CEO
Bank OCBC NISP
Indonesia

  1. Teresita Sy, 65

Vice Chairman/Chairman
SM Investments/Banco de Oro Universal Bank
Philippines

  1. Chiyono Terada, 69

Co-Founder & President
Art Corp.
Japan

  1. Thai Huong, 58

Chairman
TH Group/Bac A Bank
Vietnam

  1. Patty Pei-Chun Tsai, 36

CEO
Pou Chen Group
Taiwan

  1. Supaluck Umpujh, 60

Vice Chairwoman/Chairman
Mall Group/Emporium Group
Thailand

  1. Jane Yan, 46

Founder, Chairman & General Manager
Beijing Venustech
China

  1. Wendy Sui Cheng Yap, 60

Co-Founder, President Director & CEO
Nippon Indosari
Indonesia

  1. Zhou Qunfei, 45

Founder, Chairman & General Manager
Lens Technology
China

  1. Zhou Xiaoguang, 53

Co-Founder & Chairman
Neoglory Holdings Group
China

  1. Zhu Chongyun, 51

Co-Founder & Chairman
Shenzhen Marisfrolg Fashion
China

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