Dr. MA Jun is currently the Director of Center for Finance and Development at Tsinghua University, Chairman of Green Finance Committee (GFC) of China Society of Finance and Banking, and a Member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China. Being recognized as a global leader in green and sustainable finance, he is also the Special Advisor to the UNEP on Sustainable Finance, Member of the Global Steering Committee of the UNEP Finance Initiative, Co-Chair of G20 Green/Sustainable Finance Study Group (SFSG), Chair of Supervision Workstream of the Central Banks and Supervisors Network on Greening the Financial System (NGFS), and Chairman/President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association.
Between 2014 and 2017, Dr Ma served as the Chief Economist at the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)’s Research Bureau and played a groundbreaking role in developing the national green finance policy framework. Before joining the PBOC, he worked for 13 years at Deutsche Bank, where he was Managing Director/Chief Economist for Greater China. During 1992-2000, he worked as a senior economist and public policy specialist at the World Bank, and an economist with the International Monetary Fund. From 1988-1990, he was a research fellow at the Development Research Center of China's State Council.
During his 28 years in the financial sector and public services, Dr. Ma established himself as a well-known economist and a leading policy advocate/practitioner. He published 18 books and a few hundred papers/articles on macroeconomics, finance and development, environmental economics, and green/sustainable finance.
Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1994, and his master's degree in Management Science from Fudan University in 1988.