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14. Chua Sock Koong
Chua Sock Koong
CEO
Singapore Telecommunications
Country: Singapore
2007 rank: 15

In April, Koong, 51, hit her first-year milestone as CEO of Singapore's biggest (by market cap) public company. In that year, she added flexible work schedules and other perks. The telco, which last year posted an 11% gain in revenue to about $10 billion, also is working to expand into China to boost growth.

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