Mr Lo Sheung Yan

Lo Sheung Yan holds a BA degree from the University of Hong Kong. After graduation, he became a middle school teacher and a Tutor in Ricci Hall. His advertising career began in 1988 at Ogilvy, and thereafter Lintas and Euro. He then headed north, joining China’s advertising industry in 1996 at J Walter Thompson (JWT), and is now the Chief Creative Officer of Wunderman Thompson Asia Pacific.

For his personal accolades, he was honoured one of the “Outstanding Hong Kong People in Shanghai” by the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in 2009. He became the first Chinese jury head of Cannes Awards 2012 for the Outdoor Advertising category. At ADFEST 2016, Ma Yan was honoured the prestigious “Lotus Legend” award. And in 2021, he was presented with the Honorary University Fellowships by HKU, in recognition of his contributions to the University and the society. 

Mr. Lo continues to support the advertising industry by serving as a juror at regional and global awards. He is often invited to universities to pass on his knowledge to the next generation of creative minds. He is now serving as a part-time lecturer in the Master of Advertising curriculum in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He has also dedicated himself to his passion for theatre and songwriting. He has written, directed, and acted in stage plays for over fifteen years in Hong Kong. He also wrote lyrics for Asian pop songs and musicals as a member of the Composers & Authors Society of Hong Kong. 

Lo now sits on the Board of Directors of Chung Ying Theatre Company.