Top 10 Asia's Powerful Business Women - 2022

Creating ripples throughout the Asia- Pacific region, women have brought down gender barriers to be the pioneering examples in their fields. From entrepreneurs and journalists to political leaders and researchers, women are grabbing the global spotlight.

Women today are not only seen to be breaking age-old patriarchal doctrines but also raiding male bastions as well. Not only in India, women across the Asia are shining in different sectors and all other services that have traditionally been performed by men. It’s been nearly two years since Covid-19 erupted and the world’s business leaders had to come to grips with the new reality. Some have struggled to keep their companies afloat andyet have adapted and thrived, seizing opportunities in the midst of many challenges. These successful womendemonstrate that gender and age can’t stand in the way of success and they represent a wide range of industries from biotech, finTech and edTech to more traditional sectors such as retail, logistics and law. Each has a track record of success either running a company with sizable revenues or founding a startup valued at over $1 billion.

Women play a key role in innovative economic development and business expansion in Asia.Female entrepreneurs contribute substantially to economic growth in Asia. Female entrepreneurial activity differs substantially across Asia. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2019/2020 report, on average, Asian women are less likely than their male counterparts to start a business. As such, only 9.3 percent of women in China engage in entrepreneurship, while the rate of female entrepreneurship is 8.7percent in India and 12.2percent in Korea. However, in some Asian countries, such as Thailand and Malaysia, rates are much higher (19.3percent and 20.1percent, respectively), indicating a much higher level of interest in entrepreneurship among women. In Vietnam and Indonesia, the rate of female entrepreneurial activity even exceeds that of men.

In this issue, the Women Entrepreneur magazine brings in to spotlight a list of `Top 10 Asia’s Powerful Business Women - 2022', who are the domineers of change in the corporate realm of the state. This list of ten leading and inspiring women is crafted by a team of CEOs, VCs, and the editorial board, th delivering inspiring stories of their journey and the contributions & roles played by them in the creation and empowerment of a healthy powerful nation.

  • AG&P Group
  • AG&P Group

  • A strong corporate leader, boasting over two and half decades of industry experience having held several prominent roles in organizations overseeing marketing communications, Humam Resources (HR) and strategic change management in various industrial

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  • Kosmoderma Skin Hair Body Clinic
  • Kosmoderma Skin Hair Body Clinic

  • My vision is to be able to give every Indian an opportunity to have safe, affordable, and effective skin and hair care treatments, which are best in class

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  • Visasq
  • Visasq

  • Graduate armed with an economics degree from the University of Tokyo, she Joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 and became a US certified public accountant in 2003

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  • Brave Bison
  • Brave Bison

  • A dynamic leader with a great passion for building brands innovatively, currently leading Brave Bison across Japan & APAC

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  • Koei Tecmo
  • Koei Tecmo

  • She Co-Founded Koei Tecmo and built it into one of Japan’s largest video-game developers over four decades

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  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Boston Consulting Group

  • Never second guess or underestimate yourself, be bold, think bold. As long as you think bold and you're committed, you will always find a way to achieve what may seem impossible at first

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  • Maeil Dairies
  • Maeil Dairies

  • She has grown the company which mainly makes milk products for babies and young children with her skills and innovative ideas

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  • DCI Indonesia
  • DCI Indonesia

  • As a Co-Founder and President Commissioner of data center company, she runs along the company with her innovative ideas

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  • Portea Medical
  • Portea Medical

  • She is a serial entrepreneur, who Co-founded Portea Medical, India’s largest home healthcare company. Prior to her new role, she had been running the eight-year-old Bangalore-based company as managing director & CEO

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  • Yushin Precision Equipment
  • Yushin Precision Equipment

  • She holds Ph.D in mechanical engineering from Kyoto University and an M.B.A from MIT and after stints at Hitachi and a consultancy, she joined Yushin in 2008

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