Two Vietnamese among top 25 Asian ‘Power Businesswomen’

Top executives of budget airline Vietjet and dairy firm NutiFood are in Forbes's 2019 listing of the 25 most powerful businesswomen in Asia.

The list of women playing a significant role in shaping Asia's business landscape includes Vietjet CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, the only woman to have started and run her own commercial airline. Thao is Vietnam's first self-made female billionaire with a current net worth of $2.5 billion, the magazine said. Vietjet, founded in 2007, has now surpassed the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines in terms of passengers carried. It has a fleet of 80 aircraft flying to 120 destinations.

The other Vietnamese woman in the top 25 list is NutiFood CEO Tran Thi Le, who, with her husband, has turned the company into Vietnam's leading nutrition product producer, with sales totaling 408 million USD last year. Other women who have made the list are: Jenny Lee, managing partner of U.S.-based GGV Capital; Tan Hooi Ling, Chief Operating Officer of Sinagpore-based Grab; and Anna Fang, CEO of Chinese venture capital ZhenFund.

Source: VOV5