Dr Ma is the Chairman and President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association. He is also the Founder and President of Institute of Finance and Sustainability, Chairman of Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking, Co-Chair of G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group, Co-Chair of IPSF Working Group of Taxonomy, Co-Chair of Steering Committee of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt & Road, Member of China's National Environmental Expert Committee, and Member of the Advisory Council of European Climate Foundation.
Between 2018 and 2020, Dr Ma was a member of the Monetary Committee of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), while serving as Director of Center for Finance and Development at PBC School of Tsinghua University. Between 2014 and 2017, he was the Chief Economist at the PBOC and a member of the central bank's Macro-Prudential Committee. Before joining the PBOC, he worked for 13 years at Deutsche Bank, where he was Managing Director/Chief Economist/Investment Strategist for Greater China. During 1992-2000, he worked as a senior economist and economist at the World Bank and the IMF. From 1988-1990, he was a research fellow at the Development Research Center of China's State Council.
Dr Ma has been a leading policy advocate and practitioner of green and sustainable finance in China and globally. In 2015, he led the drafting of China's green finance guidelines and green bond standard. In the past few years, he played a key role in developing the global consensus on scaling up green finance under the G20 framework, the Green Investment Principles of the Belt & Road, the IPSF Common Ground Taxonomy, and the NGFS work on biodiversity and financial stability.
Dr Ma received his PhD in Economics from Georgetown University in 1994, and his master's degree in Management Science from Fudan University in 1988.