Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ranked 26th on the Forbes list of 100 most powerful women in the world this year climbing four notches up from the last year’s position.
US-based global business magazine Forbes published the list on Tuesday (Dec 4). She was 30th in last year, 36th in 2016 and 59th in 2015.
However, Myanmar's leader Aung Sung Suu Kyi did not placed in the list of this year though she was ranked 33rd in 2017.
Forbes wrote about Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasin Wazed as follows:
- In 2017, Wajed provided aid to Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing Myanmar, allotting 2,000 acres of land in Bangladesh for the refugees.
- Now she is working on the safe repatriation of Rohingya to Myanmar, saying that Bangladesh can't bear the burden of permanent shelter.
- She's been accused of voter suppression and undermining democracy in her increasingly authoritarian regime as December 2018 elections approach.
- She previously held the position of Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001 but was ousted following allegations of corruption.
According to the list of the magazine published on Tuesday, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the list for the eighth consecutive year.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May and IMF’s Christine Lagarde have been ranked 2nd 3rd positions in the list.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra is on the 4th position and Fidelity Investments CEO Abigail Johnson is on the 5th positions. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is on the 7 position, Banco Santander Chair and Executive Director Ana Patricia Bot-n is on the 8th position.
Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson has been ranked 9th and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is on the 10th position.
The US first daughter Ivanka Trump has come to the 24th. Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar has dramatically been dropped off the last after coming in at 33 last year.