About Us

Who Are We?

Founded on the 20th July 2012, the Associação dos Jovens Macaenses – AJM (or Macanese Youth Association) is a non-profit association, which aims to provide local youths a platform for cultural exchange, and promote local, in particular, Macanese traditions, customs, languages and culture.

In view of the objectives stated in its statutes, AJM aspires to attract, through varied activities and events, the participation of local youths from different sectors in associative and social affairs, while intensifying their identity and recognition as a citizen of Macau, in order to serve and contribute to the local social development at different levels.

As Macau serves as a platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, AJM is committed to build constructive exchange and cooperation amongst youths, and strengthen relationships in terms of culture and other aspects of development.

AJM is proud of the historic legacy of Macau, and is prepared to work with its team and members now and in the future.

Meet Our Team

Duarte Alves


President of the General Assembly

Duarte Alves has graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Bath, U.K. Having started his career in motorsport engineering in the UK, with experience not only in Europe but also in America and in Asia, he quickly expanded and diversified his field of work outside engineering, mainly in business development in various industries, namely in gaming, hospitality, food and beverage, sport management and property development. Duarte Alves was one of the founders of Associação dos Jovens Macaenses and has been Vice-President of the Macau Youth Federation since 2010.

António Monteiro


President of the Board of Directors

Born in Macao, he graduated in corporate communication studies with a post-graduate in tourism in Lisbon, Portugal (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias). In 2006 he returned to Macao and started his career in the Macau SAR government in the tourism and the civic and municipal departments. Later, he expanded to the private companies in the gaming and hotel industries of Macao for over five years. He currently is the coordinator of the International Institute of Macau (IIM), focusing mainly on the preservation of cultural/historical publications about Macau and its identity. He is also a member of the consultative committee of the Macao SAR (civic life issues) and president of Associação dos Jovens Macaenses (“Youth Macanese Association”).

Edith Azevedo Jorge


President of the Fiscal Committee

Edith Azevedo Jorge graduated in Economics at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, having completed Level 1 of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). She has successfully completed her Masters in Anthropology – Chinese Studies at the London School of Economics. Professionally, she worked at Investment Banking (Project and Corporate Finance) in Lisbon and Geneva (Private Banking). In Macau, she worked for several years in the gaming and hospitality sector, her most recent position being Director of Budget Planning & Business Development in one of the Cotai developments.




President: Duarte Tavares Alves
Vice President: José Chan Rodrigues
Vice President: Luís Gabriel Lemos de Sales Marques
Vice President: Filipe Miguel da Silva Ferreira
Secretary: Dinis Ka Chon Chan


President: António Rossano de Jesus Monteiro
Vice President: Paula Cristina Pereira Carion
Vice President: Duarte António da Silva Rosário
Vice President: José Manuel da Costa Giga
Vice President: Mariana César de Sá
Vice President: Delfino Azinheira Gabriel
Secretary: Adelina, Chou Wai In
Treasurer: Ana Marisa Pon Nunes
Vowel: Sérgio dos Santos Lai
Vowel: Luís Miguel Manhão Sou
Vowel: Carlos Alberto Esteves Ferreira


President: Edith Azevedo Jorge
Vice President: Wallace, Kwah Hou In
Secretary: Daniel Augusto de Senna Fernandes Batalha