SINGAPORE, (03 April 2024): The EY organisation has chosen a group of 18 high-potential women entrepreneurs who have built profitable businesses for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific executive programme of 2024.

This customised executive programme supports a small number of high-potential business owners who have created successful companies and gives them access to the people and tools they need to realise their full potential and grow their enterprises sustainably.

They are important decision makers in their company and exhibit confidence, conviction, tenacity, and general professional acumen. They represent Australia, Greater China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Sri Lanka in the Asia-Pacific region. These qualities have enabled them to lead their organisation through a major transformation and spur significant growth.

Participants from Singapore include Althea Lim of Gushcloud International and Olive Tai of Synagie Pte Ltd.

The participants of this year’s programme operate high-growth companies in a wide range of industries, such as media and entertainment, consumer goods, technology, real estate, and design. These businesses employed over 6,000 people and brought in a combined revenue of over US$1.3 billion in 2023, according to an EY research.

Claire Cardno, EY Asia-Pacific Risk Management Leader and EY Asia-Pacific Women. Fast Forward Executive Sponsor, says, “This program aims to help empower female entrepreneurs, dismantling obstacles and propelling them towards global leadership. We champion women’s successes not only on designated occasions but consistently offering our unwavering support to fuel their aspirations and foster a brighter tomorrow for all. Congratulations to this year’s cohort of Entrepreneurial Winning Women in Asia-Pacific, what a brilliant achievement!”

Loletta Chow, Asia-Pacific EY Private Leader, and Co-Executive Sponsor, EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific, said, “We extend a warm welcome to this incoming class of women entrepreneurs – a group of savvy, ambitious visionaries with an established track record for business success. They have fulfilled their own bold ambitions and turned their ideas into inspirations, and now our EY ecosystem will uplift them to further drive growth and innovation across Asia-Pacific and across the globe.”

The Asia-Pacific program is part of a worldwide community of EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women. Launched in 2008, the program now has more than 900 women entrepreneurs, building companies in more than 55 countries across all industries.

The 2024 members of the Asia-Pacific EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program are:

  1. Jeanette Cheah (Australia), Co-founder and CEO of HEX
  2. Jodi Geddes (Australia), Co-founder of Circle In
  3. Lina Xu (Australia), Co-founder and COO of Telecare Australia Pty Ltd.
  4. Xiu Chai (Greater China), Founder and CEO of Shanghai Milkground Food Tech Co., Ltd.
  5. Fei Chen (Greater China), CEO and Co-founder of Shanghai Linmon Media Co., Ltd
  6. Ning Dong (Greater China), Founder and CEO of Bamboocloud Technology Co., Ltd.
  7. Lidan Liu (Greater China), Founder and CEO of HOTO
  8. Anne Ma (Greater China), Co-founder and CEO of Shukun Technology
  9. Dr. Fang Nan (Greater China), Chairwoman, Co-founder and CEO of Singleron Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.
  10. Mitsuki Bun (Japan), Founder and CEO of Losszero Co., Ltd.
  11. Kiki Usui (Japan), Founder and CEO of Hubbit, Inc
  12. Shiona Yukimura (Japan), CEO of Willumina Inc.
  13. Ooi Lay Pheng (Malaysia), Group CEO and Executive Director of L&P Global Berhad and CEO of Berjayapak Sdn Bhd
  14. Datuk Anna Teo (Malaysia), Founder and Group CEO of Hernan Corporation Sdn Bhd
  15. Althea Lim (Singapore), Co-founder and Group CEO of Gushcloud International
  16. Olive Tai (Singapore), Managing Director and Co-founder of Synagie Pte Ltd.
  17. Fay Cho (South Korea), Chairman and CEO of DAWON & Company Co., Ltd.
  18. Sandamini Perera (Sri Lanka), Co-founder and Co-Chair, Prime Group and Executive Chairperson, Prime Lands Residencies PLC