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With fewer women on board of directors, Asia behind Europe, US

The richest man in China, Jack Ma of Alibaba Group Holding, has one woman on the board

Bruce Einhorn | Bloomberg 

Even by Asia’s low standards when it comes to having women on corporate boards, the progress of the region’s billionaires is lagging: Most of the richest men in China, Japan and South Korea run companies with few, if any, female board members. The situation is particularly extreme among Asia’s biggest tech companies with billionaire founders. Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group, Takemitsu Takizaki’s bar-code reader and sensor-making Keyence, Pony Ma’s Tencent Holdings, Robin Li’s Baidu, Lee Kun-hee’s Samsung Electronics and Chey ...

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First Published: Wed, September 27 2017. 02:36 IST