Edmund Ho Hau Wah, male, Han nationality, was born in 1955 in Panyu, Guangdong Province. He graduated from the Business Management Department of York University in Toronto, Canada in 1978 and began his career as an auditor.
He later moved into management positions in various Macao businesses. He was a member of the Macao Legislature, vice-chairman of the Macao SAR Preparatory Committee. Wah was the first chief executive of the Macao SAR when China resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Macao in 1999, and won the election for a second term and became the second Chief Executive in 2004.
Wah was a member of the 8th and 9th NPC Standing Committees. He was elected as Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on March.13, 2010.