Two Pinays were listed in Asia’s Power Businesswomen 2020 of Forbes magazine.
FORBES – Forbes magazine has listed list of persons for Asia’s Power Businesswomen 2020 and two Filipinas got included in the list.
Among the 25 outstanding female leaders in the Asia-Pacific region as per Forbes were finally named and two of them are Filipinas. They are Olivia Limpe-Aw, chairman and chief executive officer of the Philippines’ oldest distiller Destileria Limtuaco and Filipina-Australian Melanie Perkins, co-founder and chief executive officer of Canva.
Limpe-Aw is already the 5th generation head of Destileria Limtuaco. She started to lead in 2004 and since then added new products for their company and expanded overseas. She is also first woman ever to take over oldest distillery. Accordingly, it
Limpe-Aw is already the 5th generation head of Destileria Limtuaco. She started to lead in 2004 and since then added new products for their company and expanded overseas. She is also first woman ever to take over oldest distillery.
Accordingly, it sells “more than 40 spirits, wines, and liqueurs, including tropical-fruit blends, and exports within Asia and to the United States”. Since liquor were banned when the pandemic hit, they turned to making hand sanitizer and disinfectants. She is also the president and publisher of Foresight Book Publishing and Distributing Company and dubbed as “Philippines’ Iron lady of Liquor” by Bloomberg.
Perkins, on the other hand, aside from being listed this year, was also previously listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia in 2016. She co-founded Canva with Cameron Adams and her now fiance Cliff Obrecht in 2013. It started as a “free-to-use website offering design tools enabling amateur designers to turn out professional-looking graphics”.
It has since then expanded to paid offers and premium packages for professionals and enterprises until it has become profitable in mid-2017. It become a competitor with the likes of Adobe. Accordingly, it has now more than 30 million monthly users in 190 countries.
Meanwhile, check out the others who also got included in the list below from Forbes:
- Maki Akaida – chief executive officer, Uniqlo Japan (Japan)
- Nabilah Alsagoff – co-founder and chief operating officer, Nusa Satu Inti Artha (Indonesia)
- Carolyn Creswell – founder and chief executive officer, Carman’s Fine Foods (Australia)
- Nguyen Bach Diep – chairwoman, FPT Retail (Vietnam)
- Samantha Du – founder, chair and chief executive officer, Zai Lab (China)
- Rachel Eng – founding partner and managing director, Eng and Co. (Singapore)
- Divya Gokulnath – co-founder, Byju’s (India)
- Jang In-a – chief executive officer, Smilegate Entertainment (South Korea)
- Jareeporn Jarukornsakul – co-founder, chairman and group chief executive officer, WHA Group (Thailand)
- Aya Komaki – president and chief executive officer, Sanrio Entertainment (Japan)
- Truong Thi Le Khanh – founder and chairwoman, Vinh Hoan (Vietnam)
- Lily Kong – president, Singapore Management University (Singapore)
- Nualphan Lamsam – president and chief executive officer, Muang Thai Insurance (Thailand)
- Lucy Yueting Liu – co-founder and president, Airwallex (Hong Kong)
- Annabelle Long – managing partner, Bertelsmann Asia Investments (China)
- Roshni Nadar Malhorta – chairperson, HCL Technologies (India)
- Dewi Muliaty – president director, Prodio Widyahusada (Indonesia)
- Vinati Saraf Mutreja – chief executive officer and managing director, Vinati Organics (India)
- Caroline Russell – executive chairman and chief executive officer, BOH Plantations (Malaysia)
- Ameera Shah – managing director, Metropolis Healthcare (India)
- Preeyanart Soontornwata – president and chief executive officer, B.Grimm Power (Thailand)
- Yang Yoon-sun – founder and chief executive officer, Medipost (South Korea)
- Zhao Yan – chairman and general manager, Bloomage BioTechnology (China)
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