The Business Confederation of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CE-CPLP) and the Luso-Chinese Chamber of Commerce mourn the death of businessman Wu Zhiwei, who passed away on January 2 in Macau.
Born in 1967 in Guangdong, China, Wu Zhiwei invested in Portugal in the Quinta da Marmeleira project, an agricultural company that produces wine in the Alenquer region. He also worked as a jeweler through Tin Min Jade.
Wu Zhiwei was vice president of the Luso-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and delegate in China of the Business Confederation of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CE-CPLP).
In a statement, CE-CPLP President Nelma Fernandes highlighted “the role played by Wu Zhiwei in supporting the opening of the first CE-CPLP delegation in China through Macau and in creating conditions for CE-CPLP companies to access this strategic market in a more efficient, understandable, and secure way.”
The Luso-Chinese Chamber of Commerce said that Wu Zhiwei “was an exemplary driver of Portugal-China relations. An extraordinary businessman and, above all, an extraordinary human being.”
In recent years, Wu Zhiwei promoted several cultural initiatives in Portugal, Macau, and China. The Quinta da Marmeleira became the most recent member of the Portuguese Institute of the Orient.
He was also vice president of PORCHAM – Portugal Chamber of Commerce in China, member of the Macau Commercial Association, member of the Chief Executive Election Affairs Commission, and member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference for the Anhui Province.