Jason Ma 馬良傑 is Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ Inc., a premier global business, leadership, career, university, admissions, education, family, and personal success consulting firm. Ma believes that most people have yet to unleash their full potential. His sage advice, guidance, and network have effected many to achieve great outcomes in their own life stages and to move towards becoming the best version of themselves. Ma leads ThreeEQ to help select enterprises, high net worth families, and both older and young leaders—Western and Asian—to win, grow, and succeed.
Worldwide, Ma serves as not only a preeminent mentor of next-generation leaders but also a trusted boardroom/C-suite advisor and global business rainmaker. In addition, Ma is a sought-after keynote speaker and masterclass leader who captivates, educates, and inspires audiences to reflect and act towards increasing their ROI and positive transformation, if not transcendence.
Ma is the acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. He is a renowned Forbes contributor on leadership, entrepreneurship, education, and university admissions during 2011-6 with over 1 million views. His work has been featured in various top media, including Forbes, CNBC Asia (Managing Asia), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, Channel NewsAsia. His applied research complements his mission to help make the world a wealthier, happier, and emotionally healthier place.
Ma’s perspective has been enhanced by over three decades of seasoned operating and entrepreneurial experience in innovative technology, education, and expert industries—with more than 2 million miles of world travels to over 40 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe/Israel, and the Americas. Ma successfully made deals with hundreds of enterprises; co-built leading tech companies (IPO or M&A); counseled numerous families on school, admissions, and personal success; and co-founded, invested in, and exited astutely from a few IT, new media, edtech, and education services companies.
As an influential global business and education leader, Ma is a leading member of the Business 20 (B20) with the G20, and has served on the foremost B20 Employment and Education Taskforce from 2014 to present. He also contributed to the SMEs Cross-thematic Group at B20 Germany. As the private sector’s voice of the G20 community, the B20 leads engagement with and makes business and education policy recommendations to the G20 governments. Ma has served as a member of the B20 through the G20 and B20 presidencies hosted in Australia, Turkey, China, Germany, and currently Argentina. He 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 eight years since 2015.
In addition, Jason Ma is deeply involved in developing both Western and Asian next-generation leaders as a remarkably inspiring, effective, and trusted C-suite, executive, and young leaders’ success coach and mentor. By applying his own “3EQ” and “4S” success mentoring framework, Ma has personally guided 1-on-1 and transformed hundreds of older and young individuals not only to achieve key next-level goals and become or rise as successful leaders in business or in school, but also to move towards becoming the best version of themselves and reach sustainable joy in their lives. Ma’s former students can be found running or working at renowned enterprises, nonprofits, and startups, working in government, and attending top schools (all eight Ivy League universities, Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, Oxford, etc.).
As a sought-after orator, Ma has consistently inspired and enlightened audiences at the World Chinese Economic Summit; Global China and India Business Meetings; Multinational Corporations; Family Office conferences in the US and Asia; High Net Worth private family groups; Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and INSEAD; Los Angeles Unified School District and other K-12 school districts; and other summits around the world. Most recently, Ma captivated and enlightened a packed audience of high-achieving parents and C-suite/senior executives as the keynote speaker on preparing young people for success at a special event enthusiastically sponsored by the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California and co-sponsored by the alumni clubs of Harvard, Stanford GSB, UC Berkeley Haas, and Wharton in SF/Silicon Valley. Ma is honored to share the stage at times with former and current world leaders, billionaires/tycoons, and global 1000 CEOs.
Jason Ma holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley College of Engineering. Originally from Hong Kong, Ma is multicultural, is fluent in Cantonese, and speaks Mandarin. SF Bay Area residents, he and his wife are joyful parents of two happy, high-achieving daughters. In the Ma family (playfully, the “MAfia”), Ma values unconditional love, high standards on what matters, and humor.