March 01--Two Thai entrepreneurs have been listed among Asia's 50 power businesswomen ranked by Forbes magazine, entering a list of 12 women to watch as the young generation leading business through major changes.
Tipa Nawawattanasub, 33, the chief executive at YLG Bullion & Futures, the gold futures brokerage unit of Thailand's biggest gold trader, is being groomed to succeed her parents, the founders and heads of YLG Bullion International.
Roongchat Boonyarat, 28, director and executive vice-president of sales and marketing at Malee Sampran, is the daughter of the chairman of the SET-listed canned fruit and drinks company. She is spearheading moves to modernise the company.
China and Hong Kong dominate the list, with 16 out of 50 from 13 markets.
The list has been compiled based on criteria such as company revenue, their position at the company and their involvement in the running of daily operations.
Among them are Karen Agustiawan of Indonesia'sPertamina and Rita Nguyen, co-founder and chief executive of Squar in Myanmar, who is helping to fuel an internet revolution as the country develops its 3G network.
Singapore's Chew Gek Khim is recognised for her transformation of Straits Trading from a colonial-era tin smelter into a sleek 21st-century investment holding company.
Notable among the list of 27 newcomers is Alison Watkins of Coca-Cola Amatil, the second woman to head a top-30 listed Australian company.
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