Ms. Maria Ying-Matthews

Founder & Chairperson

Maria is a highly experienced marketer with over 30 years in marketing and sales management covering an extensive range of business activities from product launches to organizing projects for large corporations and governments within Asia.

Maria began her career with the Australian Trade Commission which lead to a Divisional Manager position with the Inchcape Group followed by Sales Manager of Cartier and General Manager of The Royal Selengor Group managing its luxury giftware international business.

In late 1980, having gained considerable experience and entrepreneurial skills across a wide variety of business operations, Maria set up her own company – Markets Asia in Hong Kong then expanding into Australia. The primary concentration was on project planning, management and marketing consultancy for the hospitality industry and major corporations within the region. Over the last few years Maria has focused on planning, organizing and producing events and seminars for international companies seeking to establish a presence in Hong Kong and China.

Currently Maria operates her own LuxuryTravel Club ( Luxury Travel International Ltd.) offering female members unique travel opportunities by encouraging change in respect of their homes, communities and across the world. A percentage of profit from the business will be contributed to the Foundation.