World health chief honoured2016.06.14
FOUR Hongkongers made it to the list of the world’s 100 most influential women in 2016 compiled by American business magazine Forbes (福布斯).
World Health Organisation (世界衛生組織) director general Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun (陳馮富珍) led the local luminaries, followed by Kingston Financial Group (金利豐金融集團) chief executive Pollyanna Chu Yuet-wah (朱李月華).
Lens Technology (藍思科技) founder Zhou Qunfei (周群飛) and Horizon Ventures (維港投資) co-founder Solina Chau Hoi-shuen (周凱旋) also made it to the list.
Chan ranked 38th, making her the most influential woman of Hong Kong – according to the magazine - while Chu was in 42nd spot.
They both outranked China’s first lady, Peng Liyuan (彭麗媛), who came in at 58th.
Taiwan’s first female president, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), was 17th.
Three other mainlanders were also on the list, including Alibaba (阿里巴巴) co-founder and chief executive of the firm’s Ant Financial Services (螞蟻金融服務) Lucy Peng Lei (彭蕾), who was in the 35th slot.
German Chancellor (德國總理) Angela Merkel (默克爾) topped this year’s line-up, marking the sixth consecutive year that she has done so. She has made it to Forbes’ list 11 times.
She was followed by US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (希拉莉), Federal Reserve (美國聯儲局) chairwoman Janet Yellen (耶倫) and Melinda Gates (梅琳達) who co-chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (梅林達·蓋茨基金會).
(This article is published on Sing Tao Daily on 15 June 2016)
The World’s most powerful women in 2016
World Health Organisation