President of the Institute of European Studies of Macau
Victor Chi Ping Chan is Director of the Macau SAR Government Information Bureau as well as Government Spokesperson. He is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
Born in 1961 in Hong Kong, Chan obtained a Bachelor of Social Science in Journalism and Communications from East Asia University.
He worked for several Chinese-language newspapers in Macau before joining the Teledifusão de Macau (Macau Broadcasting Company, TDM) in 1987. Chan was later promoted to Deputy News Controller of TDM.
Chan has been Director of the Government Information Bureau since 2000. In 2010, he was appointed Assistant Spokesperson by Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and promoted to Government Spokesperson in 2015.
Chan was a member of the Chief Executive Election Committee for the second, third, and fourth terms of Chief Executive Chui Sai On as well as a member of the Electoral Affairs Commission for the fifth Legislative Assembly Election of the Macau SAR.
He also serves as member of a number of public entities, including the Committee for Development of the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure, the Emergency Response Committee, the Cultural Industry Council, the Board of Directors of TDM, and other cross-departmental taskforces.
“My experience as a journalist and my interest in the field of media are both vital for my present position in the Government whose sole mission is to provide a better life for the people of Macau.”