Mary Ma is the Director of the Illinois International Trade Center at Governors State University. She is responsible for providing targeted, high-impact services for export companies, including consulting and training , market research, technical assistance in trading, logistics, and financing. A current client received the 2011 Illinois Export Award. Another client acquired the SBA Export of the Year Award in 2012. With her continuous contribution, her center has achieved the 2013 Governor’s Export Awards for export awareness and development. She was also honored with the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s 16th Annual Influential Women in Business award in 2013.
Mary has extensive experience in international trade and global logistics management as an executive with a Fortune 500 Chinese ocean shipping company, and has worked in China, New Zealand and managed overseas companies in Singapore, Japan, Korea and Greece before her current position. She was a volunteer business counselor at SCORE Fox Valley as well.
Mary has a MA in international trade and supply chain management from the University of International Business and Economics in China. She also received an MBA degree and Certification of Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. She holds a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential and Certified Business Development Advisor designated by the Illinois Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth Association.