Eva Cheng, CEO of Amway Greater China and Southeast Asia, on Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women list Eva Cheng, Executive Vice President, Amway Corporation and CEO of Amway Greater China and Southeast Asia, was named the World's 100 Most Powerful Women ranked by Forbes on August 27, 2008.
She is only one of the four women from China on the list. Forbes began ranking the list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2004. Its measurements include candidate's impacted economic sphere, media mentions, and career accomplishments. Former Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi took the honor for four years running. is year, 23 stateswomen, 54 CEOs and NGO leaders have made it to the list.
Top of the list is Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany. Other prominent ﬁgures on the list include Gloria Arroyo, President of Philippines; Indra Nooji, CEO of PepsiCo; Condoleezza Rice, US Secretary of the State; Hillary Clinton, Senator of New York; Oprah Winfrey, Chairman of Harpo. Margaret Chan, Director-general of the World Health Organization, representing Switzerland; is also on the list. Just under half of the women ranked this year are based outside of the U.S. and only four are from China. The other three Chinese women on the list are Zhang Xin, CEO and Co-founder of Soho; Yang Mianmian, President of Haier; and Jing Ulrich, Chairman and Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase China Equities.
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