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Top 10 COOs in Asia - 2022
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The business and corporate world has advanced pragmatically today and so its management. While the responsible C-suite executives promisingly lead the company across diverse organizational functions, Chief Operating Officers (COOs) are held accountable for keenly overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of a business. The COO of an organization upholds strong analytical, managerial, communication, and leadership skills. The COO directly reports to the company's CEO in screening operational decisions, while implementing the plans and strategies developed by the CEO, according to the established business model. Precisely, COO is the second in the chain of command and is variedly also known as `executive vice president of operations', or `operations director'. For decades, while the COO's role has remained more or less the same, often handling a company's internal affairs, it has mushroomed prolifically, in the recent past years with pandemic prevalence having to do with remote working.
Today, more than ever, COOs align closely with HR operations to concentrate on salary band adjustments, employee health plans, COVID-related issues and other people-management policies, all made more complex by the rise of hybrid and remote workforces. With the economic and business growth happening positively across the Asian region there are many COOs who have delineated their extensive skills and experience working for renowned organizations and startups recently. They need to be applauded for their exemplary constributions.
CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of `Top 10 COO in Asia¬ - 2022' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Abhishek,Chief Operating Officer, Eli Lilly Services India||Lilly.com||An Exceptional Leader Empowering His People By Trusting Them & Giving Them The Reins Without Any Micromanagement|
|Aishwarya Vasudevan,COO||Neuberg Diagnostics||With more than 19 years of experience, she brings a rich and diverse experience background in P&L Management, Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions, Marketing, Business Development, Operations, Training, Customer Engagement and Quality|
|Khushboo Awasthi,Co-Founder & COO||ShikshaLokam||Has over a decade of experience working with companies such as Wipro, Honeywell, Fortis, Practo and many more|
|Maria Li,COO||Tech in Asia||Experienced tech, strategy, and business operations leader.orking hard to build & serve Asia's tech community|
|Matthew Reilly,COO - Asia Pacific||Zurich Insurance||Responsible for Operations, Underwriting, Claims and IT across nine countries in Asia Pacific region for Zurich's insurance businesses across P&C and Life|
|Osama Ibdah,Group COO||TAJ Holding Group||A sharp-visionary strategic leader and seasoned executive, Osama Ibdah have over 23 years of experience in financial and operational management|
|Prashant Mehrotra,Chief Operating Officer||Royal Orchid Hotels||Using his extensive experience in the hospitality industry, as the COO of Royal Orchid Hotels, Prashant is pushing the firm to go fully digital while expanding nationally|
|Prateek Hegde,COO - Asia-Pacific||Generation||An alumnus of IIT Madras holds a B.tech in Ocean engineering helps achieving milestones to the firm through his strategic leadership qualities|
|Sneha Jain,COO||Rozerra||Highly Skilled in Brand Management &Communication, Negotiation, e-Commerce Ethics, Data Analysis, Marketing Strategy, and Management|
|Vachan Singh,Chief Operating Officer||Sky City & Thane Oberoi Realty||He has worked in numerous leadership roles across the real estate industry and delivered many large-scale real estate projects across multiple cities and geographies|