Lawrence Yung-yi Ma

Lawrence Yung-yi Ma
President, Diamond Federation of Hong Kong

Lawrence Ma, the President of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China, was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses in 2003.

Mr. Ma has been chairman of the Hong Kong Diamond Importers Association and Hong Kong Diamond Bourse since 1998 and 1999 respectively. To consolidate the resources and to better serve the diamond community in Hong Kong, he merged the two diamond associations to form the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong in 2000, and became the founding chairman of the federation.

Mr. Ma was invited to assist in the formation of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange and was elected vice chairman of that exchange in 2001.

Aged 53, Mr. Ma is the second generation of a diamond wholesaler and jeweler. Together with his brothers Michael and Max, he has developed his company into a diversified business structure ranging from diamond wholesaling, jewelry manufacturing, as well as jewelry and Italian-gold wholesaling, and a wide array of jewelry retailing.