SJM Holdings


    SJM Holdings is part of the same business empire that held the monopoly on casino gambling in Macau from 1962 until 2002, and it remains a major enterprise through its flagship property the Grand Lisboa Hotel as well as many others. The central figure is Stanley Ho, who is now quite elderly and in poor health. SJM has the deepest roots in Macau of any its competitors, but as a former monopoly has been somewhat less enterprising in reaching out to other markets.

    SJM has expressed interest in the Japanese market and has given presentations, but it remains unclear if they intend to take active measures to bid for an IR license.


    Ho, Pansy

    Family Name: Ho Given Name: Pansy Role: Largest Shareholder Profile: Pansy is a daughter of SJM Holdings founder Stanley Ho, who for decades held the monopoly of casino gambling in Macau, and the full sister of Daisy Ho and Lawrence Ho. She has become one of the most powerful of Stanley's children, and may emerge as his main heir. She has major roles in Shun Tak Holdings, STDM, and MGM Macau, and is aiming for control of SJM Holdings. She has been accused of links to organized crime.

    Leong, Angela

    Family Name: Leong Given Name: Angela Role: Co-Chairman and Executive Director Profile: Leong is the fourth and final wife of SJM Holdings founder Stanley Ho. She has also been one of the most powerful figures in the company, and the main rival to Pansy Ho for control of the enterprise. Aside from her positions as co-chairman, executive director, and a major shareholder of SJM, she is also an elected lawmaker of the Legislative Council of Macau.

    Ho, Daisy

    Family Name: Ho Given Name: Daisy Role: Chairman and Executive Director Profile: Daughter of SJM Holdings founder Stanley Ho, who for decades held the monopoly of casino gambling in Macau, Daisy Ho was appointed to lead the company in June 2018 upon the retirement of her father. She is also the sister of Melco Resorts & Entertainment head Lawrence Ho.

    So, Ambrose

    Family Name: So Given Name: Ambrose Role: Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Profile: So joined the gaming industry in 1976 and became the key lieutenant to Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho. When his boss' health took a sharp turn for the worse in 2009, So emerged as the key leader of SJM in his own right, with overall responsibility for strategy and management.

    Ho, Arnaldo

    Family Name: Ho Given Name: Arnaldo Role: Assistant Chief Operating Officer Profile: The son of casino magnate Stanley Ho and Angela Leong, Arnaldo Ho has, despite his young age, been given a very prominent role as the international salesman for SJM Holdings and many of its projects. He has been the face of SJM's campaign to become better known in the Japan IR market.

    Ho, Stanley

    Family Name: Ho Given Name: Stanley Role: Chairman Emeritus Profile: Born into the powerful Ho-Tung clan in Hong Kong, in 1962 Ho gained monopoly rights to Macau's gambling business, which he and his family would keep for the next forty years. After the Macau government opened the gambling industry to competition in 2002, Ho's SJM remained a major force, though its market share steadily declined. In 2018 at age 96 he finally retired from an active role in business, although his many children such as Pansy, Daisy, and Lawrence remain key figures in Macau's gambling industry.

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