Two Filipinas were included in Forbes Asia’s 2020 Power Businesswomen List, which recognizes 25 outstanding female leaders in the Asia-Pacific region.
Olivia Limpe-Aw, chairman and chief executive officer of the Philippines’ oldest distiller Destileria Limtuaco, was one of the Pinay included in the list.
Ms. Olivia Limpe-Aw is the president of the country’s industry association, the Distilled Spirit Association of the Philippines, and the publisher/president of Foresight Book Publishing and Distributing Company.
She has published several books and magazine titles such as Asian Dragon magazine, the first bilingual business and lifestyle magazine in the Philippines. Ms. Olivia Limpe-Aw is the President of Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc., the oldest distillery in the Philippines, the country’s top exporter of distilled spirits and quality leader in the Philippine liquor industry.
Also included in the Forbes Asia’s 2020 Power Businesswomen List is Filipina-Australian Melanie Perkins, the co-founder, and chief executive officer of Canva.
Perkins is Australia’s third-richest woman after it was announced her graphic design business Canva had doubled its valuation. At age 32, Melanie is the youngest billionaire in Australia. Melanie’s grandmother is a Filipina, and her father came from Malaysia, while her mother is Aussie.
“As the world battles with uncertainties brought about by the pandemic, it is more important than ever that Forbes Asia highlights these businesswomen who are rising to the occasion and excelling during these challenging times,” said Rana Wehbe Watson, editor of the Forbes Asia’s 2020 Power Businesswomen List.
Forbes Asia’s 2020 Power Businesswomen List
Also included in this year’s list are the following:
- 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 – coufounder, Byju’s (India)
- Jang In-a – chief executive officer, Smilegate Entertainment (South Korea)
- Jareeporn Jarukornsakul – cofounder, 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)