Focusing on Chinese and Asian business in the United States, Ying Ma assists Asian companies in promoting business in the United States, especially dealing with difficult and complicated national security policy and trade issues.
Ying Ma has joined SDB Partners LLC as a Senior Vice President. Ms. Ma will focus on Chinese and Asian business in the United States and will assist international companies in developing positive relations with U.S. government agencies and with Capitol Hill.
Ying Ma has previously served as a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University; practiced law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP , a leading global law firm headquartered in New York; managed corporate communications at Sina.com , the first Mainland China-based Internet company to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market; and served on the first professional staff of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressional commission established to examine the security implications of America’s economic relationship with China.
In 1998, Ms. Ma served on the staff of an American religious leaders delegation appointed by former President Bill Clinton and invited by former Chinese President Jiang Zemin to visit China and discuss religious freedom. She traveled with the delegation throughout China and co-drafted the report that the delegation subsequently presented to the U.S. Congress and President Clinton.
Ms. Ma is the author of Chinese Girl in the Ghetto , a personal memoir chronicling her journey of getting to know freedom from post-Mao Communist China to inner-city Oakland, California.
Well known in Washington, DC, and across the country, Ms. Ma writes regularly about China, international affairs and the free market, and much of her research explores the nexus between political and economic freedom with respect to China’s rising influence on the global stage. Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal Asia , the International Herald Tribune , the Los Angeles Times , National Review Online, The Weekly Standard , Policy Review and other publications.
Ms. Ma received a B.A. in Government, magna cum laude , from Cornell University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Ms. Ma resides in California.
“I am delighted to have Ying Ma as part of our global team of business and government experts,” said Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman and CEO of SDB Partners. “Ms. Ma is a true expert on issues that lie at the intersection of policy, international affairs and business, and her broad contacts in government, on Capitol Hill and industry makes her a valuable and strategic addition to our growing company.”