President of the Institute of European Studies of Macau
Director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau
Paulo Martins Chan has been Director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) since December 2015, where his top priority is reviewing the gaming sector. He is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and Portuguese.
Born in 1963 in Macau, Chan studied at the former Liceu Nacional Infante D. Henrique School. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Macau as well as a Master of Law from Macau University of Science and Technology.
From 1981 to 1996, Chan was one of TDM radio’s most popular disc-jockeys, anchoring for the Chinese station Ou Mun Tin Toi as a part timer. Chan has also been a master of ceremonies for dozens of local programs and shows. In 1998, Chan started working at the Public Prosecutions Office as a prosecutor, and from 2009 to 2015, he was promoted to Assistant Prosecutor General for the same office.
According to Chan, there are two pressing long-term priorities when it comes to gaming legislation: measures preventing money laundering that could potentially finance terrorism, and the regulation of over 140 junkets operating in Macau’s casinos, which requires that promoters retain the financial capacity and good repute necessary to carry out business.
Despite the recent drop in gaming revenues, Chan maintains that the gaming industry’s most trying times have passed.
As one of Macau’s most promising young professionals, Chan is approaching this new stage of his career with excitement and interest and is thrilled to be contributing to the healthy development of Macau’s gaming industry.