Winston Ma Wenyan

Adjunct Professor, New York University

Winston Ma is an investor, attorney, author, and adjunct professor in the global digital economy. Most recently, he was Managing Director for China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund. At CIC’s inception in 2007, he was among the first group of overseas hires by CIC, where he was a founding member of both CIC’s Private Equity Department and later the Special Investment Department for direct investing (Head of CIC North America office 2014-2015). He had leadership roles in global investments involving financial services, technology (TMT), energy and natural resources sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Ma served as the deputy head of equity capital markets at Barclays Capital, a vice president at J.P. Morgan investment banking, and a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Mr. Ma is the book author of China's Mobile Economy (Wiley 2016, among “best 2016 business books for CIOs”; Chinese version “Digital Economy 2.0”, 2017), The Digital Silk Road (2018 German/ English), Investing in China (Risk Books, 2006) and China's Data Economy (2019 Japanese / English version). He was selected a 2013 Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, and in 2014 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from New York University (NYU). Mr.Ma earned his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross Business School (Beta Gamma Sigma) and his master of comparative jurisprudence from the New York University School of Law (Hauser Global Scholar). He earned bachelor of science and bachelor of law degrees from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He has served as adjunct professor at NYU Stern Business School, NYU School of Law and Tsinghua School of Economics and Management.

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