The President of the Legislative Assembly, Ho Iat Seng, announced today that he intends to run for the Chief Executive position.
The announcement was made at the Legislative Assembly at the end of a plenary session in which the Chief Executive, Chui Sai On answer questions from lawmakers.
At a press conference before the plenary session, Ho Iat Seng said that he decided to stand for the election to be the next Chief Executive of Macau.
Ho Iat Seng, aged 61 and Born in Macau, is a businessman, a former researcher from Zhejiang University, president of the Macao Legislative Assembly, legislator since 2004, member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China (NPCSC) and the most senior members of the Macao delegation to the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China, vice-president of he powerful Macao Chamber of Commerce and president of the Industrial Association.
Ho Iat Seng is Macau’s only member of the influential NPC Standing Committee.
Known for his family ties with mainland China , Ho is the CEO of the Ho Tin S.A.R.L. Industrial Society, one of the oldest companies in Macau.
Among the various awards in 1999, he was honored with the “Golden Lotus” Medal of Honor.(Macaunews)