EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women


Recently, EY announced the Asia-Pacific class of the 2021 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™. Mrs Ng Gim Choo, Founder of EtonHouse International Education Group, is one of 14 female business leaders selected for this program. 

This program is designed to support women entrepreneurs to become global market leaders and to scale their business to reach full potential and break down barriers. These female leaders are from China, Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Sri Lanka in the Asia-Pacific Region. This year’s participants run high-growth businesses across a wide variety of sectors including education, architecture and engineering, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, home furnishing retail, consumer and hospitality. According to EY analysis, these companies generated a combined revenue of more than US$1.18b in 2019 and employed more than 12,500 people.

Mrs Ng Gim Choo, Founder of EtonHouse, has led a remarkable life. She began her career as an accountant, spent 12 years as a stay-at-home mother and housewife, then finally became an education entrepreneur at the age of 43.

Last year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of EtonHouse International Education Group. What started as a mother’s dream 25 years ago became the passion of a group of dedicated educators. Today, 25 years after founding the school, EtonHouse gradually grew from a humble pre-school into an international education group with over a hundred schools across a dozen countries. Mrs Ng is committed to the pursuit of excellence and leadership in education services and practice.

As an outstanding entrepreneur and educator, Mrs Ng has won many awards, including: EY Entrepreneur of the Year award under the Education category in 2019, the Jiangsu Friendship Award in 2011, the highest award that the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government has established for foreign experts, and was the first Singaporean woman to receive the Freedom of the City of London award for her contribution to international education.

What started as a mother’s dream 25 years ago, is now a legacy that has nurtured generations of children. Please watch ‘A Mother’s Dream – The Story of EtonHouse’.

This page was last edited on March 23, 2021