Mr. Sérgio Gomes is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Saint Joseph. His research centers on the Macau economy with particular attention to the gaming intensive tourism sector, its benefits to the economy, and the other economic sectors. After his major in business administration by the Instituto Superior de Gestão from Portugal, he obtained a Master's degree in Business Administration at the School of Business at the University of Saint Joseph. In his master dissertation, he has performed a valuation exercise on a world-leading company on the development and operation of integrated resorts. In parallel to his academic path, he accumulated over 16 years of experience in financial management and control from several industries such as finance, oil, food and beverage, and education.