Susie Ma

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Susan Ma
Born 1988 (age 29–30)
Shanghai, China[1]
Residence Croydon, London
Nationality Australian
Education Croydon High School for Girls
(2002–07)
Alma mater University College London
(2007–10; BA)
Occupation Businesswoman
Years active 2012–present
Known for The Apprentice
Home town Cairns, Australia

Susan Ma is an Australian-Chinese businesswoman, known for her appearances on the seventh season of BBC television series The Apprentice in 2011.[2]

Career[edit]

2010–11: The Apprentice[edit]

Ma was one of the final four contestants on the seventh season of The Apprentice but lost to winner as inventor Tom Pellereau.[3]

Lord Sugar said: “After filming ends, I tell all the contestants to give me a call if they need me. At the You’re Hired show after The Apprentice final, I mentioned Susan as someone I’d be contacting in the future."[4]

2012–present: Tropic Skincare[edit]

On 18 March 2012, Tropic Skincare was launched as part of a 50/50 partnership between Ma and Alan Sugar.[5] As of 2016, Tropic has made a turnover of over £7.5 million,.[6]

Personal life[edit]

At the age of 15, in 2004, Ma began creating a Body Smooth product from her own home and began selling it at Greenwich Market in London.[7] She attended Croydon High School for Girls from 2002 to 2007, and received 11 GCSEs of A* or A.[8] Later, in 2007, she began attending University College London and graduated in 2010 with a 2:1 Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Economics.[9]

Awards[edit]

Susie Ma won 3 Stevie Awards for Women in Business in 2016[10], with a further 5 awards also won in 2017[11]. In January 2018, Ma secured a spot on 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.[12]

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