Lee Kun-hee of Samsung, the most influential business figure

Survey by AsiaN and AJA, 50 Asian journalists answered

Journalists of Asia think that Samsung is the most influential company in Asia. The AsiaN in association with the Asia Journalist Association conducted a survey on 20~30 November in celebration of its launch and 50 newspaper, TV, and online journalists of 33 different nationalities participated. The results show that the following Asian companies are influential in order of Samsung, Toyota, Sony, Tata, and apple.

In order of Samsung, Toyota, Sony and Apple

Three names are allowed per journalist and Samsung is listed as number one with 31 votes. Toyota is number two with 20 votes. Sony with 14, Tata Group of India with 7 and Apple of the USA with 7 followed. Hyundai has 6 votes, CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) has 4 votes, Huawei of China and LG of Korea have 3 votes each and Nokia and Panasonic have 2 votes each. Haier, Google, Gazprom, Honda, Nestle, Toshiba, Shell, Posco, Berjaya, Facebook and China Mobile have 1 vote each.

Who do the Asian journalists think the most influential business figure in Asia? Three names are allowed per journalist and Lee Kun-hee of Samsung is number one with 10 votes. First runner-up is Akio Toyota with 8 votes. Lakshmi Mittal of ArcelorMittal and Li Ka-shing of Cheung Kong Holdings have 5 votes each. Steve Jobs of Apple who died in last month and Ratan Tata of Tata have 3 votes each. The Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the actor Jackie Chan, Jerry Yang of Yahoo, Chung Mong-koo of Hyundai, Liu Chuanzhi of Lenovo and Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries Limited have 1 vote each.

Both Indian and Chinese companies included

ASEAN companies including Malaysian one attracted attention

Apart from those above, the following business people have 1 vote each – the late Chung Ju-yung of Hyundai, Kim Seung-youn of Hanwah, Lee Soo-man of SM Entertainment, the analyst Vincent Chan, Wang Jianlin of Dalian Wanda Group, Robert Kuok Hock Nien of Malaysia, Yunus of Bangladesh, Azran Osman Rani of AirAsia X, Jack Ma of Alibaba Group, the late Konosuke Matsushita of Panasonic and Bill Gates of MS.

Meanwhile, Korean journalists answered in the survey conducted by the AsiaN in association with the Asia Journalist Association in November, Chairman Lee Kun-hee and Samsung as the most influential businessman and company respectively. First runner-up was Chairman Akio and his company Toyota. Other runner-ups were Sony, Hyundau, SINOPEC, Apple, Tata and SoftBank, ranked third to seventh.


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