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27 Mar 2024  | Hong Kong SAR

EY announces 18 women entrepreneurs selected for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Asia-Pacific class of 2024 

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  • The 2024 class generated a combined revenue of more than US$1.3b in 2023
  • Employed more than 6,000 people in 2023
  • The associated businesses represent eight diverse sectors

The EY organization today announces the details of 18 female entrepreneurs selected for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Asia-Pacific class of 2024 ⁠— a bespoke executive program that identifies and champions a select group of high-potential entrepreneurs who have built profitable companies and provides them with connections and resources needed to unlock their potential and sustainably scale their companies.

This year’s cohort of entrepreneurs are focused on solving many of our most pressing global challenges. Representing Australia, Greater China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Sri Lanka in the Asia-Pacific Region, they are key decision makers in their enterprise and demonstrate confidence, conviction, tenacity and overall professional acumen, which has allowed them to have led their organization through a significant transformation and drive substantial growth.

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!”

This year’s participants run high-growth businesses across a wide variety of sectors including technology, consumer products, real estate and design, and media and entertainment. According to EY analysis, these companies generated a combined revenue of more than US$1.3b in 2023 and employed more than 6,000 people.

Loletta Chow, Asia-Pacific EY Private Leader, and Co-Executive Sponsor, EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific, says:

“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:

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

For more information on the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific program, visit

For more information on the global program, visit


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