Mr. Francis LUI
Mr. Francis Lui is the Vice Chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group. He is also currently serving as a Committee Member of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Mr. Lui received his early education in Hong Kong and completed his tertiary education in the United States, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and Master of Science degree in structural engineering, both from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1977 and 1979 respectively. He started working for K. Wah Group (“the Group”), which was founded by his father, immediately after his graduation. Starting at an entry-level position, Mr. Lui was promoted to Project Manager and gradually worked his way up to his current position as Vice Chairman of K. Wah Group, Executive Director of Hong Kong-listed K. Wah International Holdings and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong-listed Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) (formerly known as K. Wah Construction Materials Limited). In addition, Mr. Lui is an executive director of various subsidiary companies under the Group. With over 35 years of experience in the fields of construction, property development and business management, Mr. Lui oversees the overall development and operational management of the Group and GEG. To advance his knowledge of business administration, Mr. Lui attended Stanford University in 2000 for further education.
Mr. Lui started investing in Mainland China after its “open-door policy” and economic reforms came into effect in the 1980s. Within the past few decades, he has accumulated a significant portfolio of investments in property development and construction material projects in cities such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Nanjing, Shanghai, Huzhou and Beijing.
GEG is committed to the Central Government’s and the Macau SAR Government’s policies of diversifying Macau’s economy and positioning the city as the “World Centre of Tourism and Leisure”. GEG first opened its wholly-owned 5-star StarWorld Hotel, located on the Macau Peninsula, in 2006. The iconic 39-storey hotel, with its double-layered exterior glass wall, is a major landmark of the district. The award-winning StarWorld Hotel caters to both leisure and business travelers, offering world-class hotel accommodation, gaming and entertainment facilities, food and beverage services and recreational facilities. Another flagship property, the integrated entertainment resort Galaxy Macau™, opened in 2011, setting a whole new standard for hospitality. Guided by its “World Class, Asian Heart” philosophy, the majestic resort embodies the principle of heartfelt and sincere customer relations and service. With the opening of Broadway Macau™ and phase two of Galaxy Macau in May 2015, the project has doubled its size to a total of 1.1 million square meters at a total investment of HK$43 billion.
Having been the title sponsor of the Macau Galaxy Entertainment FIVB World Grand Prix, the Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon and the GEG Macau Cup – Youth National Education Competition for many years, GEG continuously contributes to Macau’s sports and national education development. The Macau SAR Government awarded Mr. Lui the Medal of Merit for Tourism on 14 December 2012 in acknowledgement of his promotion of tourism and cultural diversity in Macau.
In addition to his business interests, Mr. Lui also serves in a number of government positions in Mainland China, Macau and Hong Kong. Among other honors and titles, Mr. Lui is an honorary citizen of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Jiangmen, Committee Member of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Committee, Member of the 8th National Congress of Returned Overseas Chinese and the Family Members of Overseas Chinese, Executive Director of the Chamber of Tourism of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and Honorary Member of the Board of Directors of Nanjing University. In Macau and Hong Kong, he is Honorary President of the Association of Macau Travel Industry Professionals, Director of the Macao Chamber of Commerce, Consultant for Our Hong Kong Foundation, Vice President of the Federation of Hong Kong Guangdong Community Organizations, and Honorary Advisor for the Graduate School of Business of Hong Kong Polytechnic University.