June 13, 2021

Susie Ma

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


  • 1 Career
    • 1.1 2010–11: The Apprentice
    • 1.2 2012–present: Tropic Skincare
  • 2 Personal life
  • 3 Awards
  • 4 References


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]


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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  • ^ “BBC – Apprentice – Susan Ma: Biography and latest news”.
  • ^ “BBC – The Apprentice 2011 – Candidates”.
  • ^ [1][dead link]
  • ^ Tropic Skincare (21 May 2012). “2012 – Tropic Skincare Launch with Lord Sugar” – via YouTube.
  • ^ TWK. “Tropic – Fast Track”.
  • ^ Skincare, Tropic. “tropicskincare”. www.tropicskincare.com.
  • ^ [2][dead link]
  • ^ [3][dead link]
  • ^ “2016 Stevie Award Winners | Stevie Awards”. stevieawards.com. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  • ^ “2017 Stevie Award Winners | Stevie Awards”. stevieawards.com. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  • ^ McGregor, Kirsten Taggart,Jay, Susan Ma: How Homemade Skincare Became A Major Beauty Business, retrieved 2018-02-19

  • Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susie_Ma

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