Kathy Ong AIFD, CFD, is an internationally recognised floral designer, accredited by the American Institute of Floral Design ( AIFD ) and is currently the Education Director of Lee Flower Design Academy, Malaysia. She also holds the position of President, World Chinese Flower Designer Association ( Malaysia Chapter ) and Vice President, World Orchid Association respectively.
She is a strong advocate for floral design education and actively seeks out opportunities to grow and up-skill the profession; most recently, by attaining certification as a Certified Trainer ( TTT ) by the Human Resources Development Fund ( HRDF ), inclusive of her academy staff.
Kathy has also worked and trained under many world renowned floral designers from United States, Netherlands, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and China. Presently, she continues to collaborate with Malaysian Council for Rehabilitation in providing professional guidance and training in Floral Design, to MCR members.
Kathy’s inspirational floral design pieces have been published in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Italy and are frequently featured in print and audio visual media locally and internationally.
She has represented her country and won numerous awards from local and internationally acclaimed competitions in Malaysia, Taiwan, South Africa, Ecuador, China, Singapore, Japan and Columbia.
She is also acknowledged as the "Queen of Floral Floats" in Malaysia; having been involved in designing and building more than 70 floats for floral parades since 1991.
• Founder and President of Lee Flower Design Academy ( LFDA )
• Member of American Institute of Floral Designers Accredited International Floral Designer ( AIFD )
• Member of World flower Council
• Vice President of World Orchid Association ( WOA )
• International Floral Education Association ( IFD ) - Certified Floral Instructor
• Malaysia Abilympics Floral skills trainer and examiner
• Royal FLORIA Putrajaya- 2010 ~2015 Event Planner & Design Director
• China (Sanya) International Orchid Show – Advisor & Event Director
• Cameron -Lojing Highlands Int’l Flower Garden Development - Advisor
• World Chinese Flower Designer Association – Malaysia Chapter President
• Asian Landscape & Garden Association- China ( Floral division ) - Vice President & Secretary General
• HRDF Certified Trainer ( Human Resources Development Fund )