Temasek Holdings Chief Executive Officer Ho Ching has been ranked fifth in Forbes’ annual ranking of the World’s Most Powerful Women.
Forbes’ annual ranking of the most powerful women in the world measures “power” as a composite of public profile–calculated using press mentions–and financial heft. The economic component of the ranking considers job title and past career accomplishments, as well as the amount of money the woman controls. In assembling the list, Forbes looked for women who run countries, big companies or influential nonprofits. Their rankings are a combination of two scores: visibility–by press mentions–and the size of the organization or country these women lead.
For the fourth year running Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, is the world’s most powerful woman.
Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the World
- Angela Merkel, German Chancellor
- Sheila Bair, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp
- Indra Nooyi, Chief executive, PepsiCo
- Cynthia Carroll, Chief executive, Anglo American
- Ho Ching, Chief executive, Temasek
- Irene Rosenfeld, Chief executive, Kraft Foods
- Ellen Kullman, Chief executive, DuPont
- Angela Braly, Chief executive, WellPoint
- Anne Lauvergeon, Chief executive, Areva
- Lynn Elsenhans, Chief executive, Sunoco