Chui Sai On
|2nd Chief Executive of Macau|
20 December 2009
|Preceded by||Edmund Ho Hau Wah|
|Macau Secretary for Social Affairs
20 December 1999 – 20 December 2009
|Preceded by||Antonio Salavessa da Costa
as Secretary for Communications, Tourism and Culture of Macau;
as Secretary for Social Affairs and Budget of Macau
|Succeeded by||Cheong U|
13 January 1957 |
|Spouse(s)||Winnie Fok Wai-fun|
|Alma mater||California State University, University of Oklahoma|
In Macau, Chui attended Lingnan High School and then spent his late year of high school at Hawaiian Mission Academy in Honolulu before pursuing his post-secondary education. Chui has become involved in the public health in the Macau Special Administrative Region, Chui obtained his training in the United States and has 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 of the Huanan Teachers Training University.
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
- As he went to study in USA when he was very young, therefore he did not have the opportunity to study Mandarin. He speaks very poor Mandarin, this can be seen when he made his acceptance vow for the Chief Executive of Macao in front of President Hu Jintao.
Chief Executive of Macau
In June 2009 he 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) and assumed his new role as Chief executive of Macau in December 2009.
|Year||Candidate||Hare quota||Mandate||List Votes||List Pct|
|1996||Fernando Chui Sai On (UDP)||3,271||№5/8||6,543||23.75%|
|2009||Fernando Chui Sai On||282||95.27%|
|2014||Fernando Chui Sai On||380||96.95%|
- Executive manager and director of Medical and Health Department of the Tung Sin Tong Charitable Institution
- President of Macau Jaycee
- Executive Director of Macau Kiang Wu Hospital Charitable Association
- board member of the Macau Eye-Bank Foundation
He has also been involved in other boards in Macau:
- Vice President of the Association of the Management Professionals
- Honorary President of the Association of Nursing Staff of Macau
Prior to his current position, Chui served as member of the Fifth Legislative Assembly of the Macau Government.
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 as a 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.
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Antonio Salavessa da Costa
as Secretary for Communications, Tourism and Culture
|Macau Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture
as Secretary for Social Affairs and Budget
Edmund Ho Hau Wah
|Chief Executive of Macau
|Order of precedence|
|First||Macau order of precedence
Sam Hou Fai
President of the Court of Final Appeal
Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR
|Orders of precedence in the People's Republic of China
Chief Executive of Macau SAR