Ms Xin Ma is a petroleum economist and currently working at Total's Division of Strategy and Economic Intelligence in Paris. She obtained her PhD. at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee in 2008. Her thesis is on the National Oil Company reforms, the case of China. She also obtained a Bachelor of Management Information Systems from the Beijing University of Science and Technology, and a Masters degree in Management Science and Engineering from the University of Petroleum, China.
She worked for four years in the Finance Department of PetroChina Company Ltd (China) as a Cash and Capital Management officer and team leader in charge of the cash planning team. The focus of her current work is middle and long term macroeconomic and petroleum indicators, the petroleum market analysis, as well as macroeconomic and energy related issues in China. She also has expertises on national oil company reform, China energy policy especially the petroleum policy, commercial and risk analysis of Chinese national oil companies, China's energy geopolitics and Chinese national oil companies' overseas activities. She has published and presented widely on these issues.
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