Management team and key staff members
Dr. MA Jun, Director, Tsinghua Center for Finance and Development & Co-Chair, G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group
Ms. ZHANG Rong, Global Coordinator of Sustainable Banking Network (SBN), International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group
Mr. CHENG Lin, Economist, Tsinghua Center for Finance and Development (formerly PBOC)
Mr. LIU Jialong, Economist, Tsinghua Center for Finance and Development & Research Analyst, China Green Finance Committee
Ms. ZHANG Xin, Administrative Director, Tsinghua Center for Finance and Development
Ms. LIU Yangyang, Economic Analyst, Tsinghua Center for Finance and Development
Ms. YUAN Wei, Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC),
Ms. YANG Yi, Consultant, International Finance Corporation (IFC),
Mr. Calvin Quek, Visiting Fellow, Tsinghua Center for Finance and Development
Dr. MA Jun is the Director of the Center for Finance and Development, Tsinghua National Institute of Financial Research. He is also Special Advisor to the Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), Member of PBOC's Monetary Policy Committee, Chairman of Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking, and Co-chair of G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group. Before joining Tsinghua University, he was the Chief Economist at the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) from 2014-17. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years at Deutsche Bank, where he was Managing Director, Chief Economist for Greater China, and Head of China and Hong Kong Strategy. From 1992-2000, he worked as public policy specialist, economist and senior economist at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. From 1988-1990, he was a research fellow at the Development Research Center of China's State Council.
Dr. Ma has published fourteen books and several hundred articles. His main research areas include macroeconomics, monetary policy, financial market development, as well as environmental economics. In 2014, he led China’s green taskforce which developed 14 policy recommendations on establishing the “green finance system” in China and, in 2015-16, he led the drafting of China’s Green Finance Guidelines, which became the first comprehensive policy framework for green finance in the world. As co-chair of the G20 Green Finance Study Group, he played a critical role in formulating the global consensus on green and sustainable finance development.
Dr. Ma was frequently rated at the top in his fields by various investor polls during his investment banking career. His accolades include the No.1 Asia economist and the No.1 China analyst in Institutional Investor’s survey for four consecutive years (2009-2012), and many awards for his books over the past years. In 2016 and 2017, he received awards from First Financial and Asia Money for his outstanding contribution to China’s green finance development.
Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1994, and his master's degree in Management Science from Fudan University in 1988. He is Special Advisor on Sustainable Finance to United Nations Environment, Vice Chairman of China International Economic Relations Association, Member of Stewardship Board on Shaping the Future of Environment and Natural Resource Security of the World Economic Forum, and Member of China’s Finance 40 Forum.
Rong Zhang leads IFC’s support to the Sustainable Banking Network (SBN) which is an innovative community of financial regulators and banking associations from emerging markets committed to advancing the sustainable finance agenda. The Network was established in 2012 and is currently represented by 35 countries from the emerging markets.
Since 2007, she has been leading the cooperation between IFC, governments and the broader financial sector on development and implementation of sustainable finance policy, technical tools, capacity building and south-south knowledge sharing and partnership.
Ms. Zhang joined IFC in 2004 in Washington D. C. Prior to joining IFC, she spent over 10 years in Asia in various capacities, providing governments and companies with strategic counsel and project implementation across the full spectrum of sustainability issues.
Ms. Zhang holds a Master of Science with dual specialization in Finance and Communications, from Northwestern University, Chicago. She also holds a Certificate in Environmental Management for the U.S.
Cheng Lin is an economist at the Center for Finance and Development at PBC School of Finance of Tsinghua University and research fellow in the Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking. His interests of research are mainly on topics related to green finance and he has been working under the G20 on green finance issues for three years. Before joining Tsinghua University, he has been working in PBOC from 2010 to 2017, including the International Department and Haikou Central Sub-branch. From 2014-2015, he was Deputy Representative at the PBOC Representative Office in Tokyo. He received Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in English Language and Literature and minor courses in International Trade in 2008 from Wuhan University, and Master’s Degree of Arts in English from Shanghai International Studies University in 2010.
Jialong is an economist at the Tsinghua Center for Finance and Development and a Research Analyst of the Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance and Banking. He has been in charge of green finance project management, participate in green finance market research and policy making. After getting his MBA at Peking University, he spent 4 years working experiences in the Fore Research and Management, a hedge fund in Wall Street, and 2 years working experiences as green finance program manager in the Institution of Public Environment Information
Calvin is a Visiting Fellow at the Tsinghua University Finance and Development Center, focusing on green finance development in developing countries. Calvin Quek is also head of Greenpeace East Asia’s Sustainable Finance Program and leads its engagement of the financial community.
In the past, Calvin served on the Board of the China Carbon Forum, and was the first Executive Director of the Beijing Energy Network. Prior to coming to China, Calvin worked at Citigroup for close to a decade, with the investment research team in Singapore. Calvin has an MBA from Peking University, and an MSc in Wealth Management from Singapore Management University.
Ms. Wei Yuan has worked with IFC environmental and social sustainability advisory program since 2009. She is currently leading IFC’s Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) Program for Financial Institutions in Asia, which covers Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Mongolia, Nepal, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, working with financial regulators, banking associations and financial institutions to develop sustainable finance strategy, policies, guidelines and disseminating international good practices.
Wei is also part of the global team for the IFC-supported Sustainable Banking Network (SBN), with a focus on the SBN Global Progress Report and Measurement Working Group. SBN members now represent 35 countries and forms a unique community of financial sector regulatory agencies and banking associations from emerging markets committed to advancing sustainable finance in line with international good practice. Before joining IFC, Wei worked with China’s mining ministry. Wei holds a post-graduate diploma in Civil and Commercial Law from China’s Renmin University and a B.A. in English Literature from the Beijing Foreign Studies University.
LIU Yangyang is an economist at the Research Center for Green Finance Development at PBC School of Finance of Tsinghua University. Yangyang's key research interest is green finance, with a concentration in ESG investing, involving the incorporation of financial markets to achieve long-term, environmental and socially sustainable development. In 2017, her research on China’s Green Bond Development awarded a grant from the UK Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG).
Yangyang received her master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Durham University.
Yunhan is an analyst from the Research Center for Green Finance Development at Tsinghua PBC School of Finance. She manages the communications channels of the GFLP. Her research interests include climate- and environment-related financial risks, green industries, and energy transition. She received her M.A. degree in Global Policy from Boston University with a focus on Environmental Policy and her B.S. degree in Geographic Sciences from Nanjing University.