Angela Leong On Kei has been Managing Director of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM), since December 2010 and is a member of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR)’s Legislative Council. She is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Born in Guangzhou in 1961, Leong moved to Macau in 1982. In the early 80s, she found her first job as a dance instructor, working four part-time positions teaching ballroom dance and aerobics. Her passion for dance inspired her to establish the Macau Dance Sport Federation (MDSF), organising international competitions and creating a platform for dancers to exchange talents. Under Leong’s leadership, several regional and international dance competitions have been held such as the 2005 East Asian Games and the 2007 Asian Indoor Games. With immense support from the Sport Bureau of Macau SAR Government, MDSF dancers achieved distinction in the 2010 Asian Games (in Guangzhou).
Leong is a member of the 3rd, 4th and 5th Legislative Assemblies of the Macau SAR from 2005 to 2017 and was a voting member of the 2nd and 3rd Macau Chief Executive Elections. She is also a member of the 12th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, a standing committee member of the Jiangxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a standing committee member of the Zhuhai Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
In addition to being Managing Director of SJM, she is the Vice Chairman of the Macau Jockey Club since March 2005, Director of Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau, S.A. since June 2005, and the Chairman of L’Arc Macau since 2010. She is also the Director of SJM Holdings Limited, Director of the Macau Regency Group, Duty Chairman and Managing Director of Companhia de Corridas de Galgos Macau (Yat Yuen), S. A., and Chairman of the management board of Macau SLOT Company Limited.
Leong has been awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star, which was conferred to her by the Hong Kong SAR in 2015, as well as the Medalha de Merilo Industrial e Commercial, conferred by the Macau SAR in 2009. As if she didn’t have enough on her plate, she is also involved in local and international charity organisations in Macau, Hong Kong and beyond.
Managing one of Asia’s largest casino companies, Leong hopes to revive SJM with its first Cotai resort. She is confident that this project will bring in more diverse non-gaming elements to Macau.