Ma Jun Quits PBOC

Ma Jun Quits PBOC


Paul Nicholson, Corporate Services Manager

Ma Jun, the chief economist at the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has left the bank, according to people close to the matter, reports Reuters.

Ma joined the PBOC’s research department from Deutsche Bank in 2014, and pioneered green finance in China as well as commenting on monetary policies such as RMB devaluation.

Generally regarded as media friendly, Ma was the PBOC’s lead communicator, speaking frequently to foreign press and appearing at PBOC bond roadshows.

Ma, who holds a doctorate in economics from Georgetown University Washington DC, will join the Tsinghua PBC School of Finance in a senior academic role.

There is currently no announcement of his successor.