-Chairman, China Global Philanthropy Institute
-Chairman, One Foundation
-Former Executive Director, Governor and CEO, China Merchants Bank
Dr. Ma Weihua, PhD in Economics, Order of the Star of Itay (OSI), is the
Chairman of the China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI). He was Executive Director, Governor and CEO of China Merchants Bank (CMB) and concurrently Chairman of Wing Lung Bank Ltd., Chairman of the Board of Directors for CIGNA and CMB Life Insurance Co., Ltd. and Chairman of China Merchants Fund Management Co., Ltd. Currently, he is a member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Chairman of the National Fund for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (NFTTC), Chairman of Supervisory Board of Taikang Insurance Group Inc., Chairman of the One Foundation, Chairman of the China Entrepreneur Club and Executive Director of the China Society for Finance. He also holds professorship in several universities, including Peking University and Tsinghua University. He once served as Governor of
the People's Bank of China, Hainan Branch and Secretary of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, Hainan Branch.
He is now the Chairman of China Business Initiative of Columbia University, a member of the Advisory Council of City of London and a member of the Advisory Board of New York Financial Consulting Committee.
In November 2015, Ma Weihua was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of CGPI. The Institute was founded by five American and Chinese philanthropists, Bill Gates, Ray Dalio, Niu Gensheng, He Qiaonyu and Ye Qingjun. The Institute is committed to constructing a philanthropic knowledge system, professionalizing philanthropy education in China, advancing international exchanges and cooperation in philanthropy, and the reform and innovation global philanthropy.
As a leader in the economic and financial sectors, Dr. Ma has contributed a lot to the innovation and development of China's finance industry. Since devoted himself to the philanthropy, Dr. Ma has been committed to developing philanthropy using the business models, integrating philanthropy and business by approaches of social finance, charitable trust, venture philanthropy and social enterprise, and advancing the reform and innovation of philanthropy. In terms of philanthropy education, Dr. Ma is
committed to cultivating exemplary philanthropists and nonprofit executives, uplifting creativity, professionalism and public participation, and contributing to the innovation of development of Chinese and global charitable causes.
Dr. Ma has received numerous awards and acknowledgements from established institutions and media both domestically and internationally. He sits on the Strategic Committee of the CGPI Social Finance and Innovation Center (SFIC), and the Center, which was founded in 2016, was selected as the “2016 Top Ten Caring Events in Shenzhen”. Dr. Ma was also included in “China Philanthropist Personages" in 2016 and 2017, and was honored to be named a laureate of the 12 th Compassion Award 2017. He was included in the “2017 iAsk Future Financial Leaders” for advocating social finance in China and “2017 Top Ten Chinese Social Promoters”.