Country / Region: Hong Kong
About Lawrence MA Yung Yi:
Starting his career in the family jewellery business four decades ago, Ma founded MaBelle Jewelry in the early 1990s, a diamond jewellery brand that speaks to a broader market comprising largely of aspirational consumers. This initiative also marked a turning point in the long-term vibrancy of Hong Kong’s diamond jewellery retailing industry.
A founding president and current chairman of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong (DFHK), Ma was instrumental in the promotion and implementation of ground-breaking initiatives that fortified Hong Kong’s unique position as a global diamond and jewellery trading centre. He also led the charge in creating a culture of integrity and excellence in the city’s jewellery market, which to this day, remains the operational guidepost for every jewellery retailer in Hong Kong.
Various organisations also lauded Ma for his continuous and longstanding contributions to the industry. For one, he received the Hong Kong Jewelry Industry’s Outstanding Achievement Award from the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association in 2008.