Our Founder Mrs Ng Gim Choo has been recognised by Forbes as one of Asia’s Power Businesswomen 2021


Mrs Ng Gim Choo, Founder, Chairwoman and Group Managing Director of EtonHouse International Education Group, is one of the 20 women highlighted in Forbes’ 2021 Asia Power Businesswomen list for her outstanding achievements.

The list recognises women who are breaking down barriers and playing a significant role in shaping Asia Pacific’s business landscape. This includes entrepreneurs, investors, high-level executives as well as those transforming their family enterprises. With new names selected each year, the list seeks to expand the community of women business leaders by building upon the legacy created since its inaugural Asia’s Power Businesswomen list in 2012.

On 2nd November 2021, Mrs Ng and 19 other business leaders from around the Asia Pacific region were announced as the listees on the highly-reputed 2021 Asia’s Power Businesswomen list. These listees this year hold leadership roles across industries spanning banking and private equity to manufacturing, healthcare and technology. All of them have marked new milestones—and in many cases expanded their businesses—despite the lingering pandemic.

All the women highlighted this year are newcomers to the list, further expanding Forbes Asia’s network of outstanding businesswomen in the region. They have been selected for their achievements in managing either a business with sizable revenues or a startup valued at over $100 million.

Mrs Ng Gim Choo, Founder, Chairwoman and Group Managing Director of EtonHouse International Education Group, 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.

What started as a mother’s dream 26 years ago became the passion of a group of dedicated educators. Today, 26 years after founding the school, EtonHouse gradually grew from a humble pre-school into an international education group with over a hundred schools across 11 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. In 2021, she was one of the 14 businesswomen to be selected for the prestigious EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Asia-Pacific programme.

This page was last edited on November 5, 2021