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  • Title
    Group CEO
  • Company
    Singapore Telecommunications
  • Country
    Singapore
  • Age
    58

In a decade at the helm, Chua has grown Singtel into Southeast Asia’s largest telecommunications company, boasting $51 billion in market capitalization, and earnings of $2.8 billion last year—70% of which came from overseas operations. Working with volatile global currencies has not daunted Chua, a fitness aficionado, who is investing $1.8 billion in the two largest mobile operators in Thailand and India. The astute technocrat has also made sizable investments in cybersecurity, hoping to capitalize on Singapore’s status as the most digital nation in the world. It is paying off: ICT (information communication and technology) revenue was up 18% in the first quarter of fiscal 2017, offsetting declines in the telecom’s consumer division, thanks to the September 2015, $810 million acquisition of US-based Trustwave.

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Personal Information

Country
Singapore
Previous Rank
#3 (ASIA)
Newcomer?
no

Company Financials

2015 Revenues
$12,244
2015 Profits
$2,794
Market Value (as of 8/26/16)
$48,278