Wenisa Ma is a Hong Kong-based philanthropist. Wenisa was born and raised in Taishan, Guangdong, China. Her family immigrated to the United States when she was 16 years old with the help of relatives who immigrated many years earlier. With only knowing her “ABCDs” at the age of 16, Wenisa managed to finish high school and obtain a degree in Accounting from University of Washington in 1997. After working in NYC as an accountant for several years, Wenisa relocated to Hong Kong with her family when her husband, Brian Gu, became the Chairman of JPMorgan Chase. Wenisa and her family have resided in Hong Kong since 2004. Brian and Wenisa are dedicated to improving the society through their active non-profit and philanthropic work. They are very thankful for the opportunities and aids that they received in the U.S. Without the scholarships they received, they would not be where they are today. They always remember their proud Chinese roots.
Wenisa and Brian recognize that their current successes are related to the amazing opportunities and growth in China and the generosities of people they met in the U.S. We want to give back to society. I would love to take this opportunity to act as a bridge between the two countries that we love. We want to contribute in any way to help MOCA, Chinese Americans, and U.S.-China relations.
Wenisa and Brian have three children. Jonathan, her eldest son, was a former MOCA intern and a first year at the University of Chicago. All of her children attend(ed) Chinese International School where Wenisa was the head of the PTA. Brian Gu is the CEO of Xpeng Motors.