The queen of Macau gaming, Pansy Ho is keeping up the family tradition

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Casino magnate Pansy Ho is co-chairperson and executive director of MGM China Holdings. The daughter of Stanley and Lucina, she is a major shareholder in her late father’s Macau casino operator SJM; and the group executive chairman and managing director of Shun Tak Holdings, which runs the Hong Kong-Macau ferry service as well as a number of luxury hotels.

Named in 2018 as Hong Kong’s richest woman by Bloomberg, she is a tireless promoter of tourism development in Hong Kong and Macau: she oversees the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre, and is also a founding member of annual Macau event the Global Tourism Economy Forum, an executive committee member of the World Travel and Tourism Council and vice chairman of the China Chamber of Tourism.

Ho was appointed the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s first ever Tourism Ambassador in Asia in 2018. She is also a dedicated supporter of the arts, investing in a massive cultural outreach programme at the MGM Cotai, which opened in 2018. The vice chairperson of the Hong Kong Federation of Women, she is also vice president of the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association, court member of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and chairman of the development committee of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is a standing committee member of Beijing municipal committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

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Pansy Ho was briefly an actor in the 1980s, starring in TVB series Breakthrough.

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