Fifteen leading businesswomen named to 2017 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific program

Singapore, 8 March 2017

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Singapore participants are Jill Ang of Ha Li Fa Pte. Ltd. and Helene Raudaschl of Indoguna Singapore.

Coinciding with this week’s celebration of International Women's Day, EY announces its 2017 Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific class. Selected for this year's program are 15 female business executives who lead their own organizations in Asia-Pacific. The selected executives from Singapore are:

  • Jill Ang, Managing Director, Ha Li Fa Pte. Ltd., (Singapore): Ha Li Fa Pte. Ltd. manufactures and distributes a wide range of fish, poultry and meat products such as fish balls, fish cakes, sausages, cheese, meatballs and hams. Since its inception, Ha Li Fa Pte. Ltd., through its “BoBo” brand, has gained a foothold in local and international markets.
  • Helene Raudaschl, Managing Director and Co-owner, Indoguna Singapore (Singapore): Indoguna Singapore imports high-quality produce and ingredients from around the world to satisfy a growing demand to eat better quality products. They also operate a fully-fledged butchery and production facility to produce value-added products and an online retail arm in Singapore, named greengrocer.com.sg that caters to homer users.

The 2017 class also includes women from Australia, Greater China, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Please refer to Fact sheet A for profiles of the 2017 participants and their companies.

The Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific program targets high potential women entrepreneurs with established businesses that are at least five years old; have annual revenues in excess of US$2m for the last two fiscal years; currently the majority owner (at least 51% ownership) of her company; and are ready to scale their operations and become global market leaders. The selected businesswomen are owners of companies across a wide variety of industries including technology, finance, lifestyle, energy, and food and beverage.

The annual program, now in its third year in Asia-Pacific, is designed to assist established women-led businesses that are ready to become global market leaders, equipping participants with tools and information needed to help them grow and scale their businesses and to realize their full potential. The program will provide strategic support through leading guidance and access to the EY global entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Annette Kimmitt, EY Global Middle Market Leader and Executive Sponsor, Entrepreneurial Winning Women, says:
“Our commitment to the advancement of women entrepreneurs has never been greater. Through Entrepreneurial Winning Women, we focus on building a strong community and providing women business leaders with access to the contacts and tools they need to achieve their next levels of growth. By providing the right information, networks and guidance, we’re able to help these talented women access growth capital, identify strong business advisors and put the processes in place to radically expand their companies.”

Participants will convene for the first time in 2017 at a two-day conference in Mumbai on 15-16 May, as well as take part in a series of e-conferences, in-country business sessions and workshops throughout the year.
The year-long customized program focuses on key areas such as:

  • Expanding knowledge through the latest information, research and executive dialogues.
  • Identifying and building strategic alliances.
  • Providing access to formal and informal guidance and support networks.
  • Strengthening executive leadership skills and identifying opportunities for business growth.

For more information on the Asia-Pacific Class of 2017, visit ey.com/ewwasiapacific.

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