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10 Most Influential Women In Asia In 2020

| Published on September 21, 2020

This year, the most powerful and influential women in Asia have once again been ranked by Forbes. Some of the names are familiar from the previous years, with some new ones making a great entry. Here’s the list,

Melanie Perkins

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Melanie is a reputed entrepreneur hailing from Australia. She is the founder of Canva, the popular designing tool available online. Her startup has generated revenue worth a billion dollars and she is one of the youngest tech businesswomen in the world.

Also Read: How This Woman Turned Her Idea Into A $3.2 Billion Company

Roshni Nadar

roshni Nadar

Roshni Nadar is the chairwoman of HCL technologies in India. Her popularity stems from the fact that she is the first woman in India to head an IT firm, and has a net worth of Rs. 37 crores. She was also listed as the 57th powerful woman in the world, as of 2019.

Also Read: Here’s All You Need To Know About One Of India’s Richest Women Roshni Nadar

Zhao Yan

Zhao Yan
Zhao Yan represents China and is a self-made billionaire. She is the founder of Bloomage, a growth-driven property funding firm.

Lily Kong

Lily Kong
Lily Kong is the president of the Singapore Management University. As the institute is dedicated to technology and innovation, Kong is appreciated over the world for her contribution to geography and she is also hailed as the first woman in Singapore to have a university as well.

Caroline Russell

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Caroline Russell is single-handedly spearheading the BOH Plantations which was founded by her grandfather. The plantation has several units that account for almost 70% of Malaysia. After her father passed away, she took the helm of the company in 2003 and is reigning as the chairman ever since.

Preeyanart Soontornwata

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Preeyanart is the CEO of B.Grimm Power and has helped the conglomerate in Thailand generate billions in revenue. The company is spread across 47 powerplants covering Vietnam, Laos and Thailand that she oversees since 2017.

Maki Akaida

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Maki Akaida was formerly a part of Fast Retailing that heads the fast paces fashion retailer, Uniqlo. Later, she became the CEO of Uniqlo Japan and will soon be succeeding the richest man in Japan, Tadashi Yanai as the CEO of Fast Retailing at a later stage.

Samantha Du


Samantha Du leads the pharmaceutical agency Zai Lab, that has $6 billion market capitalization in the industry. The company was founded in 2014 and has very easily become the largest in China.

Divya Gokulnath

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Divya Gokulnath is the Co-Founder of Byju’s Learning in India, and also Byju’s wife. She was introduced to her husband as a student-teacher partnership and later went ahead to develop Byju’s that is now helping students learn different subjects with required tests and course materials.

Ameera Shah

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Ameera is the Managing Director of Metropolis Healthcare. She is an Indian entrepreneur with the leading pathology lab in India that has developed a great fanbase in India, South Asia and even Africa.

Who among these women inspires you the most? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Source: India Times

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