Yang Ma grew up in Guangzhou, a city in the south of China. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University. Starting her career as a journalist reporting Sino-Euro financial news at China Daily, Yang developed a passion for finance. She came to London in 2012. Upon successful completion of the MSc in Management at University College London, she has been working in London for the past seven years, predominately in the financial services sector. She returned to Asia in 2019, working as an investment analyst in the commercial real estate sector in the Great Bay Area of southern China, before joining LBS.
She speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese and English, and also speaks basic Italian. She enjoys playing piano and has been playing tennis for four years.