Mr. Francis LUI

    LUI Francis

    Mr. Francis Lui Yiu Tung is Vice Chairman of K. Wah Group, Executive Director of Hong Kong-listed K. Wah International Holdings Limited (HKEx stock code: 00173), Vice Chairman of Hong Kong-listed Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”; HKEx stock code: 00027), and Managing Director of Galaxy Casino Company Limited. In addition, Mr. Lui is a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

    With over 40 years of experience in the construction, property development, hospitality and entertainment sectors spanning across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Southeast Asia and North America, Mr. Lui oversees the development and operational management of K. Wah Group and GEG. Under his leadership, Mr. Lui transformed the construction materials company into one of the world’s leading integrated resort and entertainment companies within a short period of time. GEG operates three flagship destinations in Macau: on Cotai, Galaxy Macau™, one of the world’s largest integrated destination resorts, and the adjoining Broadway Macau™, a unique landmark entertainment and food street destination; and on the Peninsula, StarWorld Macau, an award-winning premium property. GEG is committed to delivering innovative and spectacular products and services underpinned by a “World Class, Asian Heart” service philosophy, and has consistently outperformed the market in Macau to proactively contribute to Macau’s positioning and development as a “World Center of Tourism and Leisure”.

    In recognition of his contribution to the development of the special administrative region’s tourism industry, the Macau SAR Government awarded Mr. Lui the Medal of Merit – Tourism in 2012. In 2013, Mr. Lui was named the Best CEO by FinanceAsia. In the same year, GEG became a constituent stock of the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index and in 2021, Mr. Lui received the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Government. In addition, Mr. Lui has been named the most influential person in the Asian Gaming Power 50 list for six times.

    Mr. Lui is a civic-minded business leader who proactively engages in public affairs. In addition to serving in the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, he is a member of the 10th Standing Committee of the All- China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, Executive Director of the Chamber of Tourism of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Honorary Chairman of the 5th Council of Global Cantonese Association of Guangdong, and Honorary Citizen of Guangzhou City, Shenzhen City and Jiangmen City.

    In Hong Kong, Mr. Lui is a member of the Chief Executive Election Committee of the Hong Kong SAR, Special Counsellor of Our Hong Kong Foundation Limited, a member of the Infrastructure Development Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Permanent Honorary President of the Friends of Hong Kong Association Development Foundation Limited, a permanent member and Deputy Director of the 8th Economic Affairs Council of the Friends of Hong Kong Association, an honorary member of the Court of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a founding member and Director of the Francis Y.T. Lui Charity Foundation Limited, Advisor to the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong, Patron of the China-United States Exchange Foundation, and Permanent Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong Culture Association.

    In Macau, he is a member of the Chief Executive Election Committee and Tourism Development Committee of the Macau SAR; Vice-Chair of the Council and of the Council Standing Committee of the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, Director of the Macao Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Chairman of the Kiang Wu Hospital Charitable Association, Forever Honorary Chairman of the Association of Macau Travel Industry Professionals, Honorary Advisor to the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre, Honorary President of the Macao Creative Industry Association, and Honorary President of the National Conditions Education Association (Macau).

    Mr. Lui is committed to contributing to the sustainable development of communities through close collaboration with governments and social service organizations to enhance community well-being, including actively supporting major sports and arts and cultural events, and promoting holistic development of local youths with the belief of “education engenders a strong country”.

    Mr. Lui holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, USA.