CKGSB alumna Wu Yajun, who is the co-founder and chairwoman of Longfor Properties, has been named as the 41st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
CKGSB alumna Wu Yajun has been named as the 41st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine’s annual Top 100 list of “the extraordinary icons and leaders, groundbreakers and ceiling crashers who command the world stage”.
Chongqing resident Wu is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Longfor Properties and completed CKGSB’s China CEO/CFO Program in 2007. Longfor has more than 10,000 employees and has developed over 100 residential and commercial projects in 21 cities since 1993. The firm’s 2009 IPO in Hong Kong raised over $6 billion and revenues hit $2.5 billion in 2013.
Wu, who has moved up the list from number 48 last year, is the second-highest ranked of nine mainland Chinese entries, behind WHO Director-General Margaret Chan (No. 30). The list includes politicians, entrepreneurs, media mavens, technologists, philanthropists and celebrities and is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Full list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/power-women/