Poman Lo has a life lesson for any young person weighing up whether to work in the family business; joining the firm doesn't have to mean giving up your personal career dreams.
The 37-year-old is heiress to the Century City Group, which owns Regal Hotels, one of Hong Kong's largest hotel operators, as well as property development and entertainment businesses.
Lo comes from a long family line rooted in real estate. Her late grandfather Lo Ying Shek co-founded Great Eagle Holdings and was also known locally as the tycoon of Hong Kong hotels. Several of his nine children stayed in the sector.
Eldest son, Ka Shui, continues to run Great Eagle, while second-eldest son, Yuk Sui, who is Poman's father, trained as an architect and worked for the Great Eagle before venturing out to form his own property empire, the Century City Group.
Another son, Vincent Lo, runs Shui On Land, which is best known for the Xintiandi development in Shanghai.
With property in her blood, Poman Lo joined the family business in 2000. But for someone who had excelled in her studies, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in psychology from Duke University at the age of 19, the early years of moving through multiple departments in order to get operational perspective were challenging.