After 10 years as a Managing Director at China Investment Corporation (CIC), Winston Ma in 2018 became the CEO of China Silkroad Investment & Development in Beijing. Guided by China’s National Development and Reform Commission and acted as a main initiator, China Silkroad Investment & Development teamed with China’s internet and tech giants to form the “Digital Silk Road International Industrial Partnerships” in 2018, for which Mr. Ma plays a key leadership role.
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. Nationally certified Software Programmer as early as 1994, Mr. Ma is the book author of China's Mobile Economy (Wiley 2016, among “best 2016 business books for CIOs”), Digital Economy 2.0 (2017), The Digital Silk Road (October 2018 German/ English version) and Investing in China (Risk Books, 2006). He was selected a 2013 Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and has been a member of the Council for Long-Term Investing and Council for Digital Economy and Society. He is a member of New York University (NYU) President’s Global Council since inception, and in 2014 he received the NYU Distinguished Alumni Award.
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 School of Law (current course “Sovereign Finance & Investments”), NYU Stern Business School and Tsinghua School of Economics and Management.