LOWE China, Shanghai
Born and educated in Hong Kong, Kitty majored in Communication at the Baptist University and later obtained a Master’s Degree in Advertising from Syracuse University, New York.
Kitty started at Leo Burnett Hong Kong as copywriter and moved up to Creative Directorship before moving to Taiwan in 1988 to head up the Creative Department at Leo Burnett Taiwan. She joined McCann-Erickson Hong Kong in 1991 as Executive Creative Director.
In 1997, Kitty took up the challenge of agency management and joined Euro RSCG Hong Kong as Managing Director & Chief Creative Officer. She led the agency into the digital age by setting up the Interactive Division, which is the biggest and strongest among advertising agencies in Hong Kong. In 2000, Kitty turned a new page in her career by joining miclub.com, an Asian women’s portal, as Chief Executive Officer. Returning to advertising in 2001, Kitty joined Arnold Worldwide China in Shanghai, as General Manager and Executive Creative Director. In October of 2006, Kitty joined LOWE China as Chairman and CEO, and was charged to rebuild the agency, post JV and now a fully owned entity and one of the nine hubs of the LOWE global network.
Kitty is one of the most awarded and respected advertising professional in Greater China. She chaired and judged at award shows in Greater China, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, New York, Russia and Canada. Kitty has lectured at universities on advertising and is closely involved with the academic community in training advertising professionals. She served on several community boards for the Hong Kong Government. Kitty earned the honor of “Mother of Public Service Advertising” in Hong Kong in the 1990s for her active involvement in the cause.
In 2003 Kitty published her book “Advertising With No Lipstick” providing an in-depth insight on her unique philosophy on advertising and on life.
In 2005, Kitty was named top 10 Creative Directors of the Year and top 10 Distinguished Advertising Women of the Year. In 2008, she was honored the Distinguished Alumni Communicators Award by the Hong Kong Baptist University. And in 2009, she was honored the New York Festivals Creative Achievement Award. Kitty was named one of the top ten Distinguished Advertising Women of the Year in 2010.
Kitty was Cresta's Grand Jury President in 2006.