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Teresita Sy-Coson Headlines Forbes Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen Issue

Teresita Sy-Coson, vice-chairman of SM Investment Corp., is on the cover of Forbes Asia’s March issue featuring its first-ever list of Asia’s Power Business Women.

Teresita Sy-Coson is the 61-year-old daughter of the Philippines’ richest man Henry Sy, and was the only Filipina included in the Forbes list of 50 most powerful businesswomen in the region.

Sy-Coson headlines the list for being the chairman of Banco de Oro. She also holds positions in several companies within the SM Group and is adviser to the Board of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. and President of SM Retail, Inc.

The list was dominated by women from China including its three tiger cities Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, with 21. There were 8 women from India, 5 from Singapore, 4 each from South Korea and Indonesia, 3 from Japan, 2 from Australia, and 1 woman each from Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Meanwhile, another Filipino-Chinese businesswoman Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng was included in Forbes’ “15 to Watch”, which the magazine says are “strong candidates for the future.”

Gokongwei-Cheng, 43, is the president of Summit Media Philippines and daughter of tycoon John Gokongwei, the third richest man in the country.

Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen
(in alphabetical order by Surname)

Karen Agustiawan, 53
Pertamina (Indonesia)

Vinita Bali, 56
Britannia Industries (India)

Shobhana Bhartia, 55
HT Media (India)

Laura Cha, 62
HSBC Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)

Solina Chau, 50
Horizons Ventures (Hong Kong)

Eva Chen, 52
Trend Micro (Japan)

Linda Chen, 45
Wynn Macau (Macau)

Cheung Yan, 55
Nine Dragons Paper (China)

Chew Gek Khim, 50
Straits Trading (Singapore)

Chua Sock Koong, 54
Singapore Telecom (Singapore)

Wei Sun Christianson, 55
Morgan Stanley (China)

Chu Lam Yiu, 42
Huabao International Holdings (China)

Dong Mingzhu, 57
Gree Electric Appliances (China)

Romi Haan, 47
Haan Corp. (South Korea)

Ho Ching,58
Temasek (Singapore)

Pansy Ho, 49
Shun Tak Holdings (China/Hong Kong/Macau)

Hyun Jeong-Eun, 57
Hyundai Group (South Korea)

Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, 45
Sintesa Group (Indonesia)

Yue-Sai Kan, 62
Yue-Sai Kan Cosmetics (China)

Ekta Kapoor, 36
Balaji Telefilms (India)

Gail Kelly, 55
Westpac Banking (Australia)

Kim Sung-Joo, 55
Sungjoo Group/MCM Holdings (South Korea)

Chanda Kochhar, 50
ICICI Bank, India

Lee Mi-Kyung, 53
CJ Entertainment & Media (South Korea)

Mai Kieu Lien, 58
Vinak (Vietnam)

Olivia Lum, 51
Hyflux (Singapore)

Cher Wang, 53
HTC (Taiwan)

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, 58
Biocon (India)

Zia Mody, 55
AZB & Partners (India)

Siti Hartati Murdaya, 65
Central Cipta Murdaya (Indonesia)

Junko Nakagawa, 46
Nomura Holdings (Japan)

Christina Ong, 63
Como Group (Singapore)

Gina Rinehart, 58
Hancock Prospecting (Australia)

Shikha Sharma, 53
Axis Bank (India)

Wang Shaw-lan, 70
United Daily News/Lanvin (Taiwan)

Yoshiko Shinohara, 77
Tempstaff (Japan)

Mallika Srinivasan, 52
Tractors & Farm Equipment (India)

Liu Yang, 47
Atlantis Capital Group (Hong Kong)

Sun Yafang, 56
Huawei Technologies (China)

Teresita Sy-Coson, 61
SM Investment Corp. (Philippines)

Jing Ulrich, 44
JPMorgan (Hong Kong)

Wang Fengying, 41
Great Wall Motor (China)

Wu Yajun, 47
Longfor Properties (China)

Marjorie Yang, 59
Esquel Group, Hong Kong

Yang Mianmian, 70
Haier Group, China

Wendy Yap, 55
PT Nippon Indosari Corpindo (Indonesia)

Peggy Yu, 46
Dangdang.com (China)

Yuwadee Chirathivat, 58
Central Department Store (Thailand)

Zhang Xin, 46
Soho (China)

Zhou Yaxian, 52
Shenguan Holdings (China)

Cross-published in Pinoy Power

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