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Winston Ma, CFA & Esq., is an investor, attorney, author and adjunct professor in the global digital economy. He is the board chairman of Nasdaq-listed MCAA, a European tech SPAC, which announced its merger with the digital media unit of FCB (Football Club Barcelona) in August 2023. He is also the vice chairman of Virtual-Q, a leading cloud service and virtual desktop provider, an advisory board member of Capgemini and an adjunct professor at NYU Law School on sovereign wealth fund (SWF) topics. For public services, he is an inaugural member of the Investment Advisory Board convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
Most recently, for 10 years, he was managing director and head of the North America Office for the China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund. 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. He is one of a small number of native Chinese who have worked as investment professionals and practicing capital markets attorneys in both the United States and China.
A nationally certified software programmer as early as 1994, Mr. Ma is the author of eight books on the digital economy, SWF and global technology regulations, including The Hunt for Unicorns: How Sovereign Funds are Reshaping Investment in the Digital Economy and most recently “Blockchain and Web3” (2022). He has been frequently interviewed by CNBC and Bloomberg TV and quoted by major financial media including Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Financial Times. He was selected a 2013 Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (WEF), and in 2014, he received the NYU Distinguished Alumni Award.