Jason Ma

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Jason Ma – Keynote Speaker

Leading Member of The B20 for The G20, Business & Education Thought Leader, Board Advisor, Next-Generation Leadership Expert, CEO & Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, Acclaimed Author

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Specialist Subjects


International Trade
G20 Business, Geopolitical, and Cultural Trends
Next-Generation Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Mentorship
Practical Emotional, Social, and Leadership Intelligence (3EQ)
Education, Family, and Parenting
Mind, Soul, and Body
Success and Happiness

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Jason Ma‘s Biography


Jason Ma is a G20 business and education influencer; preeminent next-generation leadership mentor and expert; global C-suite advisor; acclaimed author; and sought-after speaker, masterclass leader, and boardroom advisor. Ma believes that most people have yet to unleash their full potential as achievers and human beings. His sage advice and guidance have effected many in achieving great outcomes in their own life stages and in moving towards becoming the best version of themselves. As one of the world’s top experts in global business, geopolitics, leadership, cross-cultures, parenting, education, and US university admissions, Ma captivates, educates, and inspires audiences worldwide to reflect and act towards increasing their ROI and positive transformation, if not transcendence.

Ma is Founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, an innovative global business, leadership, career, family, education, and US/UK university admissions success consulting firm. He is the author of the acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. Furthermore, he is a Forbes contributor on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Education, and elite US College Admissions (2011-6) whose articles have produced nearly 1 million views. His work has been featured in various top media, including Forbes, CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, iHeartMedia, Channel NewsAsia, and Teen Kids News. Ma’s perspective has been enhanced by over 3 decades of seasoned business and entrepreneurial experience in innovative technology, education, expert, and traditional industries and more than 2 million miles of world travels to some 40 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, Israel, and the Americas.

Jason Ma is deeply involved in developing next-generation leaders, both Western and Asian. By applying his own “3EQ” and “4S” success mentoring framework, he has personally guided hundreds of millennials and teens to not only become successful leaders in the workforce or in school, or get admitted to elite universities, but also achieve sustainable happiness. Ma’s former students can be found either working at renowned enterprises, startups, or nonprofits or attending Ivy League universities, Stanford, UC Berkeley, MIT, Oxford, and many other top colleges and universities. Testimonials abound.

Beyond grooming future leaders, Ma serves as a trusted Board/C-suite advisor at both Western and Asian enterprises worldwide, and as a global business and education thought leader. Ma serves as Silicon Valley’s leading member of the Business 20 (B20), The G20‘s global business voice and advisory council, contributing on both the Employment and Education Taskforce and the SMEs Development Taskforce. The G20 is the leading international economic forum led by the Presidents and Prime Ministers of the US, China, the EU, and the 17 other top economies by GDP. An integral part of the G20 process, the B20 leads engagement with and recommends policies to G20 governments, representing the entire G20 business community. Ma has served as a leading American member of the B20 through the G20 and B20 Australia, Turkey, China, and Germany presidencies, and currently the G20/B20 Argentina presidency for 2018.

Ma is also a World Chinese Economic Summit Global Advisory Council member, a DC Finance Steering Committee member, and a NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum delegate. Ma is a former APEC CEO Summit delegate and Pacific Basin Economic Council member, and has been a Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years since 2015.

An insightful and inspiring speaker and masterclass leader, Jason Ma has spoken regularly at the World Chinese Economic Summit, Global China and India Business Meetings, family office conferences in the U.S. and Asia; private events at multinational corporations, institutions, and high net worth family groups; Stanford University, UC Berkeley, INSEAD, and other universities; K-12 school districts; and other summits around the world. He’s been a featured keynote speaker sponsored by the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California and co-sponsored by the Berkeley Haas Alumni Club of Silicon Valley, Harvard Club of San Francisco, Harvard Club of Silicon Valley, Stanford GSB Alumni, and Wharton Club of Northern California.

Jason Ma holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley College of Engineering. Originally from Hong Kong (the “Asian NYC”), China, Ma is multicultural, is fluent in Cantonese, and speaks Mandarin. Proud Americans, he and his wife are joyful parents of two joyous, high-achieving daughters. In the Ma family (playfully, the “MAfia”), he values unconditional love, high standards on what matters, and humour.