Leon Jakimič was born in Liberec, Czech Republic in 1975 to a glassmaking family. He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, graduating in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He came to Hong Kong in 1999 and in 2007 founded LASVIT, which over the course of 10 years became a creative hub of glassmaking talents, fresh ideas, and daring designs for lighting and glassware collections made from hand-blown glass. Jakimič is currently a member of several professional organisations, including the Hong Kong - Europe Business Council. He is also a member and Executive Committee Officer of the YPO Hong Kong Chapter.