Last Word

Game for growth

Updated: 2011-08-26 12:14

By Alexis Hooi (China Daily European Weekly)

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Jose Luis de Sales Marques

Former mayor of Macao and now president of the Institute of European Studies of Macau

Age: 56 (born in Macao)


Primary and secondary education in Macao

Degree in Economics-Licenciate at the faculty of economics, University of Porto

Postgraduate in European Studies with University of Macau & Free University of Brussels

Masters degree in European Studies with University of Macau


1983-1993: Macao Government Tourist Administration, reaching position of deputy director in 1989, a position held until 1993.

1993-1999: President of Leal Senado (Macao Municipal Council), equivalent to mayor.

1999-2001: President of Macao's Provisional Municipal Council, a transitional body that was abolished in 2001;

2002-: President of the Institute of European Studies of Macau.

Book: Poetry by Fernando Pessoa.

Films: Lawrence of Arabia and latest Clint Eastwood directed-masterpieces such as Gran Torino.

Music: Hard to choose, but African beats, some popular Brazilian music and old-time jazz.

Food: "Spice is life and Macanese food is the best in the world!"

Hobbies: Photography, watching movies and reading. "History and politics is what I spend most of my time with. I deal with my research work as almost a hobby."

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