Eight exceptional women executives honoured in Asia-Pacific Awards - WeQual

Eight exceptional women executives honoured in Asia-Pacific Awards

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Published 07-09-2021

Eight businesswomen holding prominent executive roles in leading companies in the Asia-Pacific region have been named as winners in the WeQual Awards

London, 7 September 2021– Eight businesswomen holding prominent executive roles in leading companies listed in the Asia-Pacific region have been named as winners in the WeQual Awards.

The WeQual Awards identify and recognise world-class women executives, one level below the group C-suite, and WeQual works with the largest companies in the world to promote diversity, equality and inclusion within group executive committees.

The winners were selected from a shortlist of 24 finalists. 

Founder of WeQual, Katie Litchfield, says: “The glass ceiling has been an issue for decades, and the drop-off is steepest just below Group C-suite level. That’s why it is vital we champion gender equality at the top.”

The winners of the APAC WeQual Awards 2021 are:

  • Manjaree Chowdhary, Executive Director and GC, Maruti SuzukiBusiness Security category

  • Kendra Vant, Executive General Manager – Data, XeroBusiness Transformation

  • Srimathi Shivashankar, Corporate Vice President, HCL TechnologiesBusiness Turnaround 

  • Jo Egan, General Manager Product and Portfolio, AGL EnergyCommercial Innovation 

  • Anita Bhat-Zutshi, VP Commercial Experience, Unilever Operations, Unilever, Finance 

  • Wan Norashikin (Nonie) Mohd Nasir, VP, Global Risk Management & Business Continuity Management, Indorama VenturesLeadership Excellence 

  • Farrah Losper, Senior Director: Head HIV, Tender & Government Affairs, Cipla – Operational Performance 

  • Nadene Serman, Group Head of IT Transformation, The a2 Milk CompanyTechnological Impact 

The 24 finalists were assessed against specific criteria and neither their name or the name of their company was shared with the assessors. The eight winners were chosen after being interviewed by one of our executive judges. The judges were:

  • Shelley O’Connor, Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley Private Bank
  • Tulsi Naidu, CEO APAC, Zurich Insurance Company
  • Ashu Suyash, CEO, CRISL
  • Dame Inga Beale, Chair, Mediclinic
  • Pier Luigi Sigismondi, President, Dole Sunshine Company 
  • Ron Kalifa OBE, Chairman, Network International
  • Tamara Box, Managing Partner EMEA, Reed Smith
  • Zoran Bogdanovic, CEO, Coca-Cola HBC 

More than a quarter of WeQual Award winners (UK and US) have been promoted to executive level in FTSE and Fortune 500 companies. There are now 144 women members of WeQual globally. 

ABOUT WEQUAL 

WeQual makes businesses more inclusive by identifying exceptional women executives to address the gender imbalance across the world’s group executive committees.

CONTACT DETAILS

Katie Litchfield at katie@wequal.com

Mobile: + 44 7796 147466 | Office:  +44 20 3290 3389


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