Ma Weihua


China Global Philanthropy Institute

Chairman, China Global Philanthropy Institute
Chairman, China Alliance of Social Value Investment
Former Executive Director, Governor and CEO, China Merchants Bank

Dr. Ma Weihua, PhD in Economics, Order of the Star of Itay (OSI), and a member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

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. Dr. Ma was also included in “China Philanthropist Personages" in 2016 and 2017, and was honored to be named a laureate of the 12th 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”. In 2017, he was awarded the Order of the Knight of the Star of Italy. On November 16, 2019, he received the Italian Shield of San Martino Award for Distinguished Contribution.