PETALING JAYA: BOH Plantations executive chairman and CEO Caroline Russell has made it to Forbes Asia’s Power Businesswomen list 2020, which spotlights 25 outstanding female leaders in the Asia-Pacific region in its September issue of Forbes Asia.
Russell is the third generation to lead Malaysia’s largest tea producer by output, founded by her grandfather in 1929.
The family-owned business has four plantations spread over 1,200 hectares that annually produce about 4.5 million kilograms of tea — about 70% of Malaysia’s tea output.
Taking the helm as CEO in 2003, Russell has expanded BOH’s range of teas and international sales and was named executive chairman after her father retired last year.
Others who made the list are India’s Roshni Nadar Malhotra, China’s Samantha Du, Hong Kong’s Lucy Yueting Liu, Singapore’s Lily Kong, South Korea’s Jang In-A and more.