| Edmund Ho Hau Wah|
Chui Sai Cheong
Chief Executive of Macau
| Antonio Salavessa da Costa
as Secretary for Communications, Tourism and Culture of Macau;
as Secretary for Social Affairs and Budget of Macau|
13 January 1957 (age 58)
Portuguese Macau (1957-01-13)
California State University, University of Oklahoma
Chief Executive of Macau since 2009
Chui Tak Seng, Chan Keng Fan
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
Fernando Chui Wikipedia
Fernando Chui Sai On, GCM (Chinese: 崔世安; pinyin: Cuī Shì'ān; born 13 January 1957) is the current Chief Executive of Macau, he was the Secretary for Social and Cultural Affairs from 1999 to 2009.
Chui was born in 1957 to local construction tycoon Chui Tak Seng and Chan Keng Fan, the second son after Chui Sai Cheong. His wife is a niece of the late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung.
In Macau, Chui attended Lingnan High School and then finished high school at Hawaiian Mission Academy in Honolulu before pursuing his post-secondary education. Chui obtained his university training in the United States where he obtained his various degrees:Bachelor's degree in City Hygiene Administration from California State University, Sacramento
PhD in Public Health at the University of Oklahoma
Registered member of the American Association of Public Hygiene
Registered member of the American Association for the Management of Medical Affairs
He was guest professor at the Huanan Teachers Training University.
Due to studying in the United States at a younger age, Chui did not have the opportunity to study Mandarin, and thus does not speak it well. This was evident when he made his oath of acceptance as the Chief Executive of Macao in front of President Hu Jintao.
Prior to his current position, Chui served as a member of the Fifth Legislative Assembly of the Macau Government.
In June 2009 Chui declared himself the sole candidate for Macau's chief executive election. He was nominated by 286 members of the 300-member election committee. On election day, 26 July, 282 committee members voted for Chui (14 blank, 4 abstention). He assumed his new role as Chief Executive of Macau in December 2009.Executive manager and director of Medical and Health Department of the Tung Sin Tong Charitable Institution
President of Macau Jaycees
Executive Director of Macau Kiang Wu Hospital Charitable Association
board member of the Macau Eye-Bank Foundation
Vice President of the Association of the Management Professionals
Honorary President of the Association of Nursing Staff of Macau
Chui is also involved in youth and education causes including:tutor in the Chamber of Commerce for International Youth
member of the Youth Committee of the Macau Government
headmaster of the Kiang Ping School
President of the Youth Association of the Kiang Wu Hospital
member and Standing Committee member of All-China Youth Federation
Chui has been linked to several scandals during his time as a minister of Edmund Ho's administration.
Most notably, the East Asian Games in 2005 were run under Chui's portfolio and put him in the midst of the Ao Man Long scandal. The games ran over budget by 70%. Ao allegedly received a MOP50 million (US$6.2 million) bribe in connection with the construction contract for the games' centerpiece, the Macau Dome indoor arena. Overall, that project wound up costing MOP640 million, MOP285 million over budget. As a result, he was extremely unpopular amongst the pro-democracy camp even before he was elected as the chief executive. In 2016, Chui was caught up in allegations of transferring Macau's reserves to the mainland. He was accused of favouritism after the Macau Foundation – a quasi-official foundation of which he is chairman and of which his brother heads the supervisory board – donated 100 million yuan ($15.4 million) of public money to Jinan University in Guangzhou, of which he is deputy head of the board. The Macanese government said that the donation was made in return for China’s long-standing support to the SAR. Grand-Cross of the Order of Merit, Portugal (9 May 2014)