The ‘Top 50 Women In World Business’ list is compiled by an independent jury aided by Egon Zehnder International, the executive recruitment group. It aims to celebrate women who hold the ultimate (group level) responsibility for their companies and comprises the elite of female leadership across the world.
This year three women from Singapore made it to the list (again).
Chua Sock Koong, CEO SingTel Group: Rank 19 (Up from 23 last year)
Ms Chua was appointed CEO of the Singtel group in April 2007. She joined SingTel in 1989 as Treasurer, was made Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and CEO (International Division) in 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore. She is also a Certified Public Accountant in Singapore and a CFA charterholder.
Olivia Lum, CEO Hyflux: Rank 35 (Up from 44 last year)
Ms Lum started corporate life as a chemist with Glaxo Pharmaceutical and left in 1989 to start up Hydrochem Pte Ltd, the precursor to Hyflux Ltd. A former Nominated Member of Singapore Parliament, she currently sits on the boards of a number of companies. Ms Lum holds a degree in Science from the National University of Singapore.
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