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Fernando Chui Sai On
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Chui in 2004
2nd Chief Executive of Macau
In office
20 December 2009 – 20 December 2019
President Hu Jintao
Xi Jinping
Premier Wen Jiabao
Li Keqiang
Preceded by Ho Hau Wah
Succeeded by Ho Iat Seng
Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture
In office
20 December 1999 – 20 December 2009
Chief Executive Ho Hau Wah
Preceded by Antonio Salavessa da Costa
(Secretary for Communications, Tourism and Culture)
Alarcão Troni
(Secretary for Social Affairs and Budget)
Succeeded by Cheong U
Personal details
Born (1957-01-13) 13 January 1957 (age 67)
Portuguese Macau
Nationality Chinese (Macau)
Spouse Winnie Fok Wai-fun
Residence Macau
Alma mater California State University, Sacramento
University of Oklahoma
Occupation Civil servant
Chinese name
Chinese 崔世安

Fernando Chui Sai On GCM GML (Chinese: 崔世安; Jyutping: Ceoi1 Sai3 On1; born 13 January 1957) is a Macau politician who served as the 2nd Chief Executive of Macau from 2009 to 2019. He served as 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:

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 (Putonghua), and thus does not speak it well. This was evident when he made his oath of acceptance as Chief Executive of Macao in front of Chinese leader Hu Jintao.

Chief Executive of Macau

Prior to becoming Chief Executive, Chui served as a member of the 5th Legislative Assembly of Macau.

In June 2009 Chui was declared to be the sole candidate for the position of Macau's chief executive. 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 was subsequently appointed by Wen Jiabao, Premier of China. He assumed his new role as Chief Executive of Macau in December 2009.

On 31 August 2014, Chui was re-elected as Macau's Chief Executive with 380 votes from the 400-member election committee. Meanwhile, 7,762 Macau residents voted having no confidence in Chui becoming the Chief Executive in an unofficial "referendum".

List of policy addresses

Year English title Portuguese title Chinese title
2017 Development Plan in Progress for Building a Perfect Home "Implementação Progressiva do Planeamento, Construção Conjunta de um Bom Lar" 逐步落實規劃 共建美好家園
2016 Boosting the economy, focusing on livelihoods, and ensuring stable development "Impulsionar a economia, promover o bem-estar da população, consolidar o desenvolvimento" 促經濟 重民生 穩發展
2015 Coordinate planning to ensure stable development Converge collective wisdom to open new chapters "Coordenar o planeamento, promover o desenvolvimento estável Reunir sabedorias da sociedade, alcançar conjuntamente novos progressos" 統籌規劃 穩健發展 匯聚民智 同創新篇
2014 Enhance Underlying Strength and Promote Sustainable Development "Aumentar a capacidade global e promover o desenvolvimento sustentável" 增強綜合實力 促進持續發展
2013 Enhance the Well-being of Society and Prepare for Long-term Development "Melhorar o bem-estar da população e planear o desenvolvimento a longo prazo" 增進民生福祉 立足長遠發展
2012 Promoting Adequate Diversification of the Economy and Raising Overall Standard of Living Promover a diversificação adequada da economia e elevar a qualidade de vida da população 推動經濟適度多元 提高民生綜合水平
2011 Adopting a Scientific Approach to Public Administration; Drawing a Blueprint for Future Development "Desenvolvimento concertado e progresso harmonioso" 落實科學施政 規劃發展藍圖
2010 Coordinated Development in Harmony "Desenvolvimento concertado e progresso harmonioso" 協調發展 和諧共進

Election results

Legislative Assembly

Year Candidate Hare quota Mandate List Votes List Pct
1992 Fernando Chui Sai-on (UPD) 3,271 No.5/8 6,543 23.75%

Chief Executive

Year Candidate Votes Pct
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 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


  • POR Ordem do Merito Gra-Cruz BAR.svg Grand-Cross of the Order of Merit, Portugal (9 May 2014)
  • Grand Lotus Medal of Honour, Macau (19 December 2020)

See also

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