Our esteemed panel of judges have extensive experience and significant knowledge of the business environment in Macau, with a wide variety of backgrounds. Find out more about their credentials below.



henry-brockmanHenry Brockman is a banking and finance professional working for Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, SA on the “Lisboa Palace” project in Cotai. Previous to that he was with CITIC Ka Wah Bank; Standard Chartered Bank; and Lloyds Bank International. He is President of the General Assembly of the Macau European Chamber of Commerce, and Vice Chairman and founder of BBAM – the British Business Association of Macao.


paul-tsePaul Tse is the Executive Director of Golden Crown Development Limited. He is also President of The Macao Association of Building Contractors and Developers, and Honorary President of The Asian Association of Management Organizations. Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director of The Macao Chamber of Commerce, and member of several Macau SAR Government councils.


paula-lingPaula Ling, has been a lawyer in private practice in Macau since 1993 and a notary public since 1997; she was a member of the Preparatory Committee for the Macau Special Administrative Region and of the Selection Committee of the Chief Executive of the Macau S.A.R.; member of the Macau Lawyers Association’s committee, she also has been the chairman of the Macau Lawyers Superior Council; member of the People’s Congress of China; member of the Committee for the Basic Law of the Macao S.A.R. under the Standing Committee of the same Congress and a member of the Election Committee of the Chief Executive of the Macao S.A.R.


rutger-vRutger Verschuren, a Dutch national, is since 2010 Chief Operating Officer – Hospitality Division of Shun Tak Holdings Ltd (Macau) with assignments, among others, to support Artyzen Hospitality Group, the hotel management subsidiary of Shun Tak Holdings Ltd, with management of their properties in Macau. He was previously Managing Director of Sheraton Macao Hotel and Vice President Operations of Dusit International. He is currently Chairman of the French Macau Business Association and Vice President of the General Assembly of MECC.


terry-sioTerry Sio, a Macau-born entrepreneur, is the president and founder of Rainbow Group. Over the past 30 years, Terry has nurtured Rainbow Group from a single store in Macau to one of the leading European luxury brand retail networks in China and Macau, with over 150 points of sale in more than 20 cities in China.


kok-seng-vongVong Kok Seng is involved in a variety of service and industry business. He is currently Vice-President of Directors Board of Macao Chamber of Commerce, and Executive Board member of ICC (International Chamber of Commerce). He participates actively in a number of commercial and charity associations, as well as Government Committees. He was conferred with the medal for Industrial and Commercial Merit.



albano-martinsAlbano Martins is economist and entrepreneur, former head of the training center of the Monetary Authority of Macao, Financial Director of Nam Van Development Company, columnist of Jornal Tribuna de Macau (JTM), Vice-Chairman of Macau Management Association (MMA) and President of Anima – Society for the Protection of Animals.


filipe-cunha-santosFilipe Cunha Santos arrived in 1982 as Executive Director of CTM Macau, and Asia Pacific Director of Portugal Telecom. Became Chairman of the InMedia Asia Group of Companies. Member of Macau Economic Council and of Science and Technology Council. President of the Portuguese Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the Macau Wine Society.


frederico-ratoFrederico Rato graduated in Law in 1974. Practiced Law in Portugal between 1979 and 1984, and has been practicing in Macau since 1984. Licensed private notary in Macau since 1991. He is a member of the Registration and Notary Council and for the Consultative Committee for the Legal Reform.


pak-hung-lauLau Pak Hung is the CEO of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) in Macau. He is also the Vice-Chairman of The Macau Association of Banks and a council member of the Macau Management Association. Joined HSBC in 1986, he held various management positions including a number of overseas assignments over the past 29 years.


paulo-a-azevedoPaulo A. Azevedo is the CEO of Project Asia Corp., a media holding that includes De Ficção – Multimedia Projects, the publisher of Macau Business, Business Intelligence and Business Daily. His group includes as well Global Asia Media, that publishes the magazine Essential Macau, and the companies Signature Events, MBSK Events and the creative agency Goldfish.



alexandre-correia-da-silvaAlexandre Correia da Silva is Legal Counsel of Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A., since 2002. Worked 12 years in the Portuguese Ministry for the Administrative Reform. He was Inspector of Economics Activities in Macau for 2 years, after opened a private practice as lawyer together with Amélia António and Henrique Saldanha


alice-costaAlice Costa was born in Macau in 1969. She graduated in Law in 1994 and was nominated by the Macau Government as a judge for the First Instance Court in 1997 where she is working until now.


anabela-ritchieAnabela Ritchie is a member of the University Council of the University of Macau, a member of the Executive Committee of University of Macau Development Foundation and also a member of the Board of Trustees of Macau Foundation. She was a member of the Legislative Assembly for 6 mandates (1976-2001), having been the President from 1992-1999. She was also a member of the Council of Judicial Magistrates from 2003-2015.


antonio-conceicao-juniorAntónio Conceição Júnior was Macau Museum Director, Macau City Council Director for the Cultural Department, Designer, Art Director, Art Photographer, Illustrator, Honorary President for Life of M.D.A., member elected from the Portuguese Fine Arts Society, Honorary International Fashion Consultant for Beijing and Dalian since 1994. He is presently proprietor of ARS CIVES Consultancy, Cultural Consultant, chronicler and writer.


antonio-felix-pontesAntónio Félix Pontes holds a Licentiate in Finance and a Master Business Administration. He joined the Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) in April, 1980 and retired in August, 2015 (35 years and 4 months of service). Presently, he is acting as Adviser to the Board of Directors of AMCM and represents this institution in the Macau Institute of Financial Services, where he is the Chairman of the Executive Board


bruno-ascensaoBruno Ascenção a Portuguese Bar Association registered lawyer since 2002, he has been practicing in Macau since 2005. His main practice areas are gaming, corporate and litigation.


dominic-sioDominic Sio is Deputy of Legislative Assembly of Macau. He is also the Managing Director and the Director of CESL Asia and of several enterprise Groups; Chairman of Board of Directors of Macao Importers and Exporters Association, Executive Director of the Macao Chamber of Commerce, President of Board of Directors of Macao-Japan Chamber of Commerce, etc. He is member of several Macao SAR government committees and was awarded with the Medal of Merit – Industry and Commerce by Macao SAR Government and Testimonial awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.


donald-shawDonald Shaw is Vice President, Strategy & Business Performance at CTM. A long–term resident of Macau, he has held a number of senior roles across product management, marketing, wholesale, business development, engineering and sales. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the British Business Association of Macau.


fredmaMa Chi Ngai, Frederico (Fred Ma) is the Vice Chairman of All-China Youth Federation, the Vice President of China Youth Entrepreneurs Association, and also the Permanent President of Macao Youth Federation, and the Executive Director of New Star Company Limited. He was appointed as the Chairman of Macau SAR Science and Technology Development Fund, member of Talents Development Committee and member of university council of University of Macau since 2014.


jacky-so-yuk-chowJacky So Yuk-Chow is the dean and Chair Professor of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Macau. He is also Co-Director of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Economics and Management and Executive Director of the Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance, and board member of the Global Finance Journal, Journal of International Business, and several organizations. In 2014, he was visiting scholar in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Asia and Pacific Department and received the Education Leadership Award at the award ceremony of the Asia’s Best B-School Awards 2014 held in Singapore. Prof. So is the first from Macao to receive this award.


james-cheok-son-chuJames Chu Cheok Son was born in Macau. He is Director of Shidu Art Consultants, Chairman of Macau Designers Association, member of Committee of Cultural Industries, in the Government of Macau S.A.R. Famous designer, artist and curator.


joao-francisco-pintoJoão Francisco Pinto is the chairperson of the Portuguese and English Press Association of Macau, an organization set to uphold the basic principles of freedom of the press and freedom of speech in Macau. His career spans more than 20 years, during which time he has worked as a newspaper, radio and TV journalist. Currently João Francisco Pinto is the News Controller at TDM, Macau’s public broadcaster. Recently, he was elected as the chairman for ABU (Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union) News Group for a three-year term.


joao-rodrigues-monteiroJoão Rodrigues Monteiro got a degree in Finance. He was former head of Internal Audit of Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM). Has extensive experience in the fields of finance and accounting, since 1973. Is also a registered auditor in CRAC of Macau Tax Bureau. Currently is administrator of GEP-Project Managers Ltd.


jose-i-duarteJosé I. Duarte is a university lecturer in Economics, while also writing regularly in the local press on economic and social issues. He graduated in Economics at the University of Coimbra and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics by the University of London, UK.


larry-so-man-yumLarry So retired from Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM) last year but took up part time teaching after retirement. He taught social work in IPM and worked in this field in Hong Kong, Canada and USA. He is concerned about Macau’s social and economic development and its impact on the local community. He has thus advocated policy addressing the issues such as betterment of social welfare, poverty and pathological gambling, from the Government.


manuela-antonioManuela António’s experience was centered at the Ministry of Finance of Portugal, prior to being appointed Chief of the Taxation and Excise Services in Macau. Resuming a passion that dates back to 1975, in 1986 she left to open her private practice as a lawyer and private notary.


mary-hoMary Ho moved to Macau in 1983 and has been a Director of McMac Co. Ltd. (McDonald’s Macau) since its formation in 1985. She also served on the Executive Committee of the International Ladies Club of Macau (ILCM) from 1987-1990. She is a long time supporter of Ronald McDonald House and Half the Sky organizations.


oscar-chanOscar Chan (PhD, MA, B.Comm, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow) has been the Director of Macau Institute of Management as well as the Director of Facility Management Development Centre since 2007. Oscar has extensive experience with proven track records in strategic planning, operation and management, education, corporate training, staff development and consulting.


pedro-cortesPedro Cortés has a Law degree at the Portuguese Catholic University and a Post Graduation in International Management. He has been a lawyer since 2003 and is a member of the Macau Lawyers Association, of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and of the International Association of Gaming Advisers. He is also a Part-time lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.