Edward Ma


Edward Ma is the Secretary-General of the Yidan Prize Foundation, where he works closely with the Board, Advisory Committee, and Judging Committee to design and implement strategic plans that will lead the foundation to accomplish its mission to create a better world through education.


An engineer by training at the University of Cambridge, Edward was inspired by the experience of studying at the university and deeply appreciates the importance and the transformative power of education to equip people with tools to navigate through a life-long journey of discovery. He believes education can benefit society as a whole and we all need to work together to bring a more equitable and inclusive future for everyone.


Edward also currently serves as a Director of the Boards of Wuhan College, a private, not-for-profit university in China, and the Yidan University Education Foundation, both founded by Dr Charles CHEN Yidan. He is committed to delivering a positive impact to the global education community, and his passion for people, philanthropy, and education has led him to serve on the boards and executive committees of numerous charitable organizations, including the Networks and Volunteers Working Group at the University of Cambridge; the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College, Cambridge; Outward Bound Hong Kong; the Peace and Development Foundation, an official partner of the United Nations Development Programme; the Friends of Cambridge in Hong Kong; and the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong.