Outstanding contribution to development of green finance in China 2018
Ma Xianfeng is dedicated to the development of green finance in China. The director of the Research Centre of the China Securities Regulatory Commission has also served tirelessly as the deputy director of the central bank-linked Green Finance Committee.
As a member of the China Financial Institution Green Finance Professional Committee, to give it its formal name, Ma is mainly responsible for promoting the development and application of green stock indices, building green exchanges, researching green initial public offerings, and promoting and assisting the drafting and implementation of relevant laws and regulations.
He graduated with a master’s degree in economics from Northwest University in 1993 and earned a doctorate in economics from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1996. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Economics of Peking University from 1996 to 1998, and an associate professor at Peking University in 1998.
Between 1998 and 2004, he served as an assistant researcher, director and member of the Planning Commission of the China Securities Regulatory Commission’s Office of Political Affairs.
From August 2002 to February 2003, he worked in the Financial Services Authority (FSA). From 2004 to 2009, he served as chief economist and senior director of the marketing department, a senior director of the research department and director of the office of the Dalian Commodity Exchange.
From 2009 to 2014, he served as a researcher and research team leader of the China Securities Regulatory Commission Research Centre. He also briefly served in a political role during that time, when he was appointed as the assistant to the chief of Changsha municipality’s Shapingba District in Hunan in 2013. During that period, he had hands-on experience in policy implementation.
At the China Securities and Regulatory Commission, he has long been engaged in the study and implementation of capital market policies that have guided China’s market development. He was the main author of the regulatory commission’s 12th and 13th five-year plans, covering 2011 to 2015 and 2016 to 2020.