Ms. Yolanda Jinxin Ma was previously the Head of Digital Policy and Global Partnerships at the United Nations Development Programme. Based at UN Headquarters in New York City, she leads the development and implementation of an inclusive digital transformation framework and its related products, collaborating with partners from private sector tech companies to donor governments;
As an award-winning cross-disciplinary professional, Yolanda has been actively teaching and promoting data journalism and digital technology for impact through online courses, offline workshops, and public speaking engagements.
She previously worked with UNDP’s Asia Pacific regional office in Bangkok for five years, focusing on social innovation and impact investment. She started her career building social media practice and citizen engagement experiments for the South China Morning Post, as its first social media editor. She later joined Thomson Reuters in Hong Kong on a data visualization project on China’s leadership structure.