Forbes: Daughters of Malaysian billionaires among most powerful Asian businesswomen
- Malay Mail
The daughters of two Malaysian billionaires were among the dozens listed by Forbes as the most powerful female entrepreneurs in Asia.
Tan Lei Cheng, daughter of IGB Corporation Berhad’s major shareholder Datuk Tan Chin Nam, and Ruth Yeoh, daughter of YTL Group chief Tan Sri Datuk Francis Yeoh were named in “Asia’s Power Women 2015” and “Asia’s Power Businesswomen, 2015: 12 To Watch” respectively. Both women, as did many others highlighted by Forbes, came from wealthy backgrounds and successful family businesses, but the two differed in their chosen careers.
Yeoh, on the other hand, took the environmentalist route by heading YTL Singapore and YTL-SV Carbon, Malaysia’s biggest Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) developer, with expertise in palm oil and renewable energy....