China's Top 14 Most Powerful Businesswomen in 2017

October 27, 2017
Editor: Yang Yang

Three Chinese businesswomen are among the most powerful women in the world, according to Fortune magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in business list released on September 25, 2017.

Chinese businesswomen took 14 spots in this year's list, with Dong Mingzhu, chairwoman and president of China's largest air conditioning manufacturer Gree Electric Appliances, taking the top spot for two consecutive years.

While no Chinese woman was in the top 10 last year, there are three this year, a breakthrough for Chinese women.

Dong, who ranked 11th in 2016, grabbed the 4th spot this year. Sun Yafang, chairwoman of Huawei Technologies, took the 7th rank and Wang Fengying, executive director and general manager of Great Wall Motor, grabbed the 9th position.

The ranking, which includes 11 newcomers and spans 17 countries, was based on four factors: the size and importance of the woman's business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the woman's career, and social and cultural influence.

Let's take a look at the top 14 most powerful Chinese women in business this year, according to Fortune magazine.

No 14 Zhou Qunfei

Title: CEO and Founder of Lens Technology

Ranking: 49

No 13 Pei-Chun Tsai

Title: CEO of Pou Chen Group

Ranking: 45

No 12 Wei Sun Christianson

Title: Co-CEO of Morgan Stanley Asia-Pacific and CEO of Morgan Stanley China

Ranking: 39

No 11 Jane Jie Sun

Title: CEO of Ctrip

Ranking: 38

No 10 Rachel Duan

Title: Senior vice-president of GE, and President and CEO of GE Greater China, General Electric

Ranking: 30

No 9 Jean Liu

Title: President of Didi Chuxing

Ranking: 25

No 8 Wu Yajun

Title: Chairman of Longfor Properties

Ranking: 19

No 7 Lucy Peng

Title: CEO of Ant Financial

Ranking: 18

No 6 Maggie Wei Wu

Title: CFO of Alibaba

Ranking: 15

No 5 Li Dang

Title: President of China General Technology

Ranking: 14

No 4 Isabel Ge Mahe

Title: VP and Managing Director of Greater China, Apple

Ranking: 12

No 3 Wang Fengying

Title: Executive Director and General Manager, Great Wall Motor

Ranking: 9

No 2 Sun Yafang

Title: Chairwoman of Huawei Technologies,

Ranking: 7

No 1 Dong Mingzhu

Title: Chairwoman and President of Gree Electric Appliances

Ranking: 4

(Source: China Daily)

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