With a total of 80 employees, our team is composed of 55 investment professionals, including 6 Managing Partners combining over 150 years of investment experience.
Ming-Po CAI is the Founder and President of Cathay Capital, the leading global investment firm created by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs and an expert in creating value through cross-border investment across China, Europe and North America. Cathay Capital, founded by Ming-Po CAI with his business partner Edouard Moinet in 2006, is fully dedicated to helping its portfolio companies’ management teams to succeed beyond their original borders and to accelerate cross-border growth strategies. Cathay Capital’s team of nearly 80 – including 16 partners – is based in Shanghai, Beijing, Paris, Munich, New York, San Francisco, as well as in Tel Aviv, and leverages on Cathay’s unique business model and platform to connect local ecosystems on three continents.
Mr. CAI has more than 20 years of cross-border investment experience and deep expertise in developing China-entry strategies for multinational companies, and in globalization strategies for Chinese companies expanding internationally. Ming-Po Cai today sits on the Boards of several Cathay Capital’s portfolio companies.
Under Ming-Po CAI’s leadership, Cathay Capital has grown to more than USD 2.5 billion in assets under management and has invested in 85 companies across three continents, including tens of star companies such as Suofeiya, Zbom, Meinian Onehealth, Moncler, Poten, Aihuishou, Jingrui, and startups like PDD, Drivy, Ledger, Magmode, Shopal, Trifacta, Glovo, Owkin and Chime Bank. Cathay Capital has a range of ten funds in three series: smallcaps, midcaps and innovation fund. Cathay Capital focuses on industries including consumer goods, healthcare, advanced technologies, TMT and mobility.
Ming-Po CAI is a member of the World Economic Forum and holds a Master degree in Management from EM Lyon in France. He is also graduated from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China.
Edouard Moinet is a Founder and Managing Partner of Cathay Capital. He co-founded Cathay Capital after 12 years of private equity experience, investing in lower- and middle-market companies across various sectors in Western Europe as a former senior executive of Siparex Group, a French middle-market private equity firm with over €1B under management.
During his tenure at Siparex, Edouard was co-responsible for managing the Lyon (and main) office of the Group until 2001, and then led the creation of an office and team focused on Northern France and Belgium. He headed the office until co-founding Cathay Capital Private Equity in 2006.
He has been involved in 45 transactions, a third of which in a lead and/or control capacity, and has sat on the board of over 20 companies. Throughout his investment career, Edouard's realized investments have produced IRR's well into the top-quartile of the industry.
Hervé Descazeaux is a Managing Partner of Cathay Capital, and is based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay in 2012, Hervé was a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at Apax Partners France since 2005. Hervé joined Apax as a Senior Associate in 1998 specializing in leveraged buy-outs in financial and business services and the healthcare sector in France.
Prior to this, he was a Senior Manager in charge of audit and due diligences on international group's operations at PricewaterhouseCoopers for eight years, in France and in the US.
Hervé currently holds board positions at Cenexi, Ponroy, Byzance, Surys (ex Hologram), Caillau and Neoxam. Prior boards include Echosens.
Hervé is a Chartered Accountant. He graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP business school) in Paris.
Bruno Bézard is a Managing Partner of Cathay Capital, and is based in Paris and in Shanghai.
Bruno has developed his career in top level public government of France, in different senior operational management positions in economy, finance and business.
Before joining Cathay, he was Vice Minister of Finance, head of the French Treasury and chairman of the Paris Club. In his previous position, he was head of the French Inland Revenue department (120 000 employees) which he joined after two years in Beijing as minister counsellor for economy and industry in the French Embassy.
Bruno also created and run the French Government Shareholding Agency (Agence des Participations de l'Etat) in charge of all companies in which the French State has a stake, he has therefore an intense experience of corporate governance and M&A.
Bruno has also been economic advisor to the French Prime Minister.Bruno has been sitting on the board of Electricite de France, SNCF, AREVA, La Poste, Thales, Air France, Engie, Peugeot Citroen.
Bruno graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale d'Administration. He has also been teaching in these two institutions for many years.
Lanchun is a Managing Partner of Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai.
Lanchun joined Cathay Capital in 2010, and brings to the firm 10 years of audit and transaction services experience in China.
Prior to Cathay Capital, Lanchun was an Associate Director with Deloitte & Touch Corporate Finance in China. In her role, she led the financial review and valuation of M&A targets, and assisted with regulatory compliance and structures of deals, for many corporate and private equity firms. Representative clients included 3i, Blackstone, Carlyle, Merrill Lynch, SAIF Investment, Sumitomo, Shell, Iveco, Baosteel, China Resources, Jinjiang Group, Shanghai Auto Industrial Group.
Previously, Lanchun was an Assistant Business Manager of Brian Jessel BMW in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to that, and out of undergraduate school, Lanchun spent 3 years as a Senior Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Beijing, where she performed IPO audits for large Chinese companies.
Lanchun holds a bachelor degree in Accounting from the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. She is also graduated from the Simon Fraser University Business School in Canada, and CEIBS in Shanghai (executive MBA).
Denis is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Cathay Innovation.
Prior to Cathay, he was at Iris Capital where he managed the international activities of the Orange/Publicis fund. He has also been the Head of Corporate Venture at Orange Telecom, and a Managing Director at Innovacom. He has also worked as an Officer at the French Treasury Department, in charge of all the Sovereign holdings in Aerospace, Defense, and Media companies.
Denis has a deep technical background and started as a Researcher in the laboratories of Orange Telecom, working mainly on semiconductor quantum dots. He holds a Ph.D. in solid state Physics, is a graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure, and is an engineer of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications. He has also been a Member of the French Council for Entrepreneurship and of Corps des Mines.
Daniel is a Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Capital and is based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital Private Equity in August 2016, Daniel was Executive Director and Member of Executive Committee of Bpi France in charge of the fund of funds business.
In July 2005, Daniel joined CDC Entreprises as deputy CEO for venture capital funds of funds activities, then took over the responsibility for investments in expansion capital as well as regional funds. He successfully built an integrated and consistent fund of funds business with more than 300 funds and €5 bn under management.
In 1997, Daniel joined the Private Equity division (CDC Participations) at the Caisse des Dépôts. He was in charge of venture capital investments in the Information Technology and Communications sector. He was appointed a Member of the Management Board and COO of CDC Ixis Innovation in 2002.
Daniel began his professional career in 1988 with engineering and management positions in the telecommunications industry, first at the Société Internationale de Telecommunications Aéronautiques (SITA) and then at France Telecom.
Daniel graduated from SUPELEC.
David G. Hoffman is a Senior Advisor of Cathay Capital and a Co-Founder of Cathay’s North American operations, based in New York City.
Prior to joining Cathay in November 2013, David was a Managing Director with Charterhouse Group, Inc. from 2002-2012 and a Consultant to the firm from 2012-2013. As Managing Director, David was the number two investment professional where he was part of the Investment Committee, led the Consumer Group’s investing activities, managed the Charterhouse Entrepreneur Program (i.e., Operating Partners Program) and oversaw and organized the firm’s Business Development activities across its three verticals – Consumer, Business Services and Healthcare Services..
Prior to returning to Charterhouse in 2002, David founded and ran his own independent sponsor firm, Hoffman & Company (1994-2002). Previously, David was at Charterhouse from 1985 – 1989 as an Associate and Vice President, was the Director of Business Development at Odyssey Partners (1989-1991) and a Principal at Charterhouse from 1991-1994.
Jacky Abitbol works as a Partner of the Cathay Innovation fund within Cathay Capital. He benefits from over 17 years of advisory and operational experience in Telecommunications, Medias and Technology, with a particular expertise in venture capital and corporate development.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, Jacky was a Venture Partner with Iris Capital in Israel from 2012 to 2015. In this role, he was responsible for identifying investment opportunities for Iris Capital and monitoring local portfolio companies.
In addition Jacky headed the Corporate Development activity for Orange startups program.
Before, he was Vice President for Corporate Development at Orange Digital from 2012 to 2013 and Investment Director at Orange Capital (now Iris Capital) from 2011 to 2012.
Previously, Jacky Abitbol was Business Development & Sales Director for the mobile division of SanDisk from 2006 to 2011 and worked as a Corporate and Business Development Director at GFI in Spain from 2003 to 2006.
He started his career as part of the management team of Fantine Group (now Aviv Ventures).
Jacky holds a MBA from Boston University and a degree in Business Administration from Madrid Business School.
Fabien Wesse is a Partner of Cathay Capital, based in Paris.
Fabien joined Cathay Capital in 2010, after 10 years of private equity experience at Siparex Group, a French middle-market private equity firm with over €1B under management.
As a seasoned French low- and mid-market private equity investor, Fabien has participated in over 15 transactions, in control and non-control capacities, including succession, growth capital and LBO investments.
These transactions covered a broad range of sectors as diverse as construction, building materials, industrial goods, agri-business, textile, logistics, specialty retail, packaging, and electronics mail order. Fabien has been an active participant of the board of all the companies invested.
Prior to Siparex, Fabien worked in the CFO's office, in Switzerland, of a computer services company.
Fabien is a graduate of the University of Paris Dauphine.
Andreas is a Partner of Cathay Capital, based in Munich. Andreas joined Cathay Capital in 2015, after having gained more than 12 years of experience in Private Equity, M&A and as manager of his family owned TV cable network business.
Prior to Cathay Capital, Andreas was a Principal in the German office of Silverfleet Capital Partners. His responsibilities included origination, execution and portfolio management in the mid-market, in particular in the German industry, healthcare and business services segment.
He was involved in the execution of twelve successful projects and numerous deal opportunities. The executed projects covered a wide transaction value range of €5m to more than €200m and included in particular leveraged financing and refinancing of portfolio companies, as well as the implementation of buy-and-build strategies.
Prior to this, Andreas worked with Ferber & Co (Munich) and ING-Barings (London) as an M&A advisor. Andreas completed a banking apprenticeship with a German private bank and holds a degree in Business Administration from the Munich University of Applied Sciences.
Nicolas du Cray is a Partner at Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital in 2016, Nicolas was a Venture Partner at Iris Capital, a global venture capital investor sponsored by Orange and Publicis, in charge of the fund’s investments in China.
Prior to joining Iris Capital in 2012, Nicolas was an Investment Director at Orange Capital in Beijing, and prior to that, a Senior Project Manager at Orange Labs (Beijing), that he joined as a founding member in 2004. Prior to that, Nicolas worked for France Telecom’s Representative Office in Beijing.
Nicolas holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua University, a Master of Science in ICT Management from EMLYON Business School & Centrale Lyon (France) and a Master of Science in Engineering from Grenoble Institute of Technology (France).
Zheng WANG (Anne) works as a Partner at Cathay Capital. She benefits from over 20 years working experience in the industries of private equity and management consulting.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, Anne was a partner of at AGIC capital, Head of Greater China.
In addition, Anne used to work in the world’s largest private equity investment and asset management firm, Carlyle Group, for more than nine years, as Investment Director of for Carlyle Asia Growth Capital.
Before, Anne worked for the world’s leading management consulting company, AT Kearney.
Anne holds a MBA degree from Kellogg Business School, and a bachelor degree in International Business Management from Shanghai Fudan University.
Maoxiang (John) Li is a Partner at Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai office.
John joined Cathay Capital in 2017 to take charge of the Automotive Technology Fund.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, John was Executive Director of Corporate Development at Lear Asia. He has close to 15 years of automotive experience (both with OEMs and components) and served numerous positions in M&A, Business Development, Strategic Planning, and Partnership & Alliance. He represented Lear, Valeo, General Motors and TRW, and closed 15+ different projects in the form of joint venture, strategic cooperation, acquisition, buyout, etc.
His key achievements in deal execution: at Lear, he completed the restructuring project between BAI and BHAP and numerous buyout projects; for Valeo, he completed two shareholding restructuring projects and numerous buyout projects; at General Motors, he was a core team member of GM China restructuring (he executed GM-SAIC India Project, formed FAW-GM commercial vehicle JV and completed SGMW 10% share buyout)
John Li holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business from Indiana University (Kelley School of Business), and a MBA in Finance from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Mark Woods is Partner and Head of North American Private Equity of Cathay Capital, based in New York.
Mark joined Cathay in November 2015, having previously worked at Chartwell Investments for seven years where he sourced, executed and monitored investments in North American lower- and middle-market companies. During his tenure at Chartwell, Mark focused on investing in family and entrepreneur-owned companies and corporate carve-outs, while also serving as a director of several portfolio companies.
Prior to Chartwell, Mark was an associate in JPMorgan’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group in New York where he executed transactions across various sectors. Prior to JPMorgan, Mark worked for a sovereign wealth fund based in the United Arab Emirates.
Mark started his career with Procter & Gamble where he spent five years in various operational finance positions.
Mark graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a B.S. in Finance and Human Resources Management. He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
André Puong is a Partner of Cathay Capital, based in New York.
André rejoined Cathay Capital in February 2015, having previously worked at Cathay Capital in Paris between October 2008 and October 2011.
Prior to rejoining Cathay Capital, André was a New York-based Investment Director from 2011 to 2014 with Fosun International, one of the largest private-sector investment groups in China.
Before Fosun and Cathay Capital, André was a Manager of the Accor Hospitality's strategy group, and of global consulting firm Mars & Co. In his consulting role at Mars & Co., André advised European and Fortune 500 companies on both strategic and operational issues.
Previously, Andre was an enterprise software engineer at Oracle Corporation.
Born to a Chinese family and raised in France, André is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris and of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Stéphan is Partner of Cathay Capital Private Equity, based in Paris.
Stéphan joined Cathay in 2015. Prior to joining Cathay Capital, Stéphan worked four years in the Principal Investments department of BNP Paribas where he focused on originating and executing minority equity, uni-tranche and mezzanine investments in Europe. Previously he was a credit analyst within the Corporate Investment Banking covering blue chips in the telecom and energy sectors.
Before that and out of school, Stéphan spent two years as a consultant within Capgemini Consulting focusing on performance improvement projects in the retail, industry and transport sectors.
Stéphan is a graduate of the French engineering school Supélec and holds a Master of Sciences from Imperial College London.
Shaolin LIU is a Managing Director of Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai.
Shaolin worked over 21 years in fortune 500 healthcare companies such as GE, PerkinElmer, Cardinal Health and Fresenius Medical Care. He managed healthcare business P&L, responsible overall business operation as well as middle to long term business strategy. He has extensive experiences in corporate strategy, business development, and sales/marketing management, M&A, sourcing, logistic, engineering, manufacturing, quality and new products development.
Successfully finished 10 M&A buyout deals and 1 spin off deal in medical device, life science, IVD, healthcare service, OTO pharmacy store, Pharm distribution, healthcare big data, hospital and clinics etc in the past 10 years.
He responsible all post investment integration management, full P&L of target and help to achieve strategic & operational objectives, over-achieve financial commitments during integration.
Shaolin got his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Alick based in Shanghai Office and he worked over 12 years in China Development Bank (CDB), firstly the Deputy Director and Deputy Division Chief of Client Division in Shenzhen Branch, and most recently Acting Chief Commissioner of Nordic Office.
He has extensive experience in complex oversea financing activities (executing over US$ 7 billion, including acquisition financing, project financing and export credit financing) as well as domestic lending for the bank’s key clients.
During the Nordic office period, he built up strategic relationships with Nordic enterprises (Volvo, Maersk, Ericsson) to promote outbound investment to China, expanding and coordinating inbound investments by Chinese enterprises into Nordic region.
He is also the initiator of China Sweden Technology and Innovation Fund.
Alick received his master degree in Finance from Zhejiang University and bachelor degree from Xiamen University.
Fan Wu is an Executive Director at Cathay Capital, based in Beijing.
Fan joined Cathay Capital in August 2017, and brings 6 years of experience in Private Equity and 5 years of experience in clean energy policy and novel technology transformation. He was selected to be the Torch Supervisor for Entrepreneurs honored by Ministry of Sciences of Technology.
Previously, Fan was an investment director at GF Xinde Investment Management Co. LTD, where he was in charge of the investment in clean energy, EV, new material, IoT and intelligent equipment industries.
Prior to working at GF Xinde, Fan was a deputy director at National Hi-tech Green Materials Development Centre and served concurrently as secretary general in Secondary Battery and Novel Power affiliate of China Battery Industry Association, where he was responsible for the technology, policy research and international cooperation.
Fan graduated from Queen’s University of Belfast, UK.
Jérémie is an Investment Director of Cathay Capital, based in Paris.
Jérémie joined Cathay Capital in December 2016, having previously worked for 2 years at Meeschaert Capital Partners, a mid-market private equity fund backed by Meeschaert Group, a French independant family office and asset management company with €6.0bn AUM.
Prior to Meeschaert, Jérémie has made private equity investments for seven years in Western Europe at Argos Soditic, a pan-European investment fund with 675m€ of assets under management. His responsibilities included the origination, execution, monitoring and exit of transactions in the mid-market, with a specific focus on the aerospace & defence, consumer goods, consulting and transportation industries.
He started his career within the M&A team of Sagem Défense Sécurité at Safran Group.
Jérémie holds a Master Degree from in Business Administration from Sciences Po Paris and a Master Degree in Business Administration from HEC Paris.
David is an investment director and is in charge of screening, evaluating, executing and monitoring Cathay Capital investments. He is based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital in 2015, David had made private equity investments for 4 years in China and South East Asia at Clarity China Partners ($350m of assets under management). Before Clarity, David spent 2 years as an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse in New York and Hong Kong.
David holds a bachelor degree in economics from the University of Chicago and a MBA degree from INSEAD business school.
Alex is an Investment Director with Cathay Innovation’s San Francisco office. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Middlebury Institute for International Studies MBA program, where he teaches entrepreneurship.
Previously, Alex was with Omidyar Network, a global early stage investing platform, founded by Pierre & Pam Omidyar (founder of eBay), with over $1 billion AUM, and offices across North America, South America, Africa, Europe, India and South East Asia. Alex also has experience in strategy consulting with McKinsey & Co., financial regulation with the Bank of Canada, and M&A investment banking with the Royal Bank of Canada.
He is a Kauffman Fellow, CFA Charterholder, and CFR Term Member. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Comm from the University of Manitoba.
Lijun Ding is Investment Director of Cathay Capital. Based in Shanghai, he is in charge of screening, evaluating, and executing potential Cathay Capital investments, as well as post-investment monitoring.
Before joining Cathay, he worked for 2 years at CITIC Private Equity in Beijing and 2 years at JP Morgan in Hong Kong.
Lijun holds a Bachelor degree from Shanghai University of Finance & Economics and a MBA from CEIBS.
Zhen Xu is Investment Director of Cathay Capital. Based in Beijing, she is in charge of screening, evaluating, and executing potential Cathay Capital investments, as well as post-investment monitoring.
Before joining Cathay, she worked for 2 years at the investment arm of the Founder Group as an investment associate.
Zhen holds a Bachelor degree from Cambridge University (United Kingdom) and a Masters from Cornell University (United States).
Charles is Investment Director of Cathay Capital and is responsible for the screening, evaluation, diligence and monitoring of Cathay Capital investments. He is based in Paris.
Charles joined Cathay Capital in 2012. He has been involved with the sourcing, execution, monitoring and exits of several of the firm’s investments.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, Charles was an analyst at Cognetas (formerly Electra Partners Europe), where he focused on monitoring of portfolio companies and assessment of new investment opportunities.
Charles is a graduate of ESSEC Business School in France, and of MBA exchange program at SDA BOCCONI in Italy.
Jean-François is Investment Director of Cathay Innovation, in charge of screening, evaluating, and executing Cathay Capital investments. He is based in Paris.
Jean-François joined Cathay in June 2014 and has since been involved with the sourcing and execution of several of the firm’s investments.
Prior to joining Cathay, Jean-François spent two and a half years as an analyst in the M&A department of French banking group Credit Agricole CIB. During his tenure in the New York and Paris offices, he was involved in several operations for blue chips and middle-market French and international clients. Deal sectors covered included e-commerce, media, renewable energy, agri-food and mining.
Before CA-CIB, he interned in the Leverage Finance department of BNP Paribas dedicated to European large-cap LBOs, as well as in the small- and mid-cap M&A Group of Credit Agricole (Sodica Corporate Finance).
Jean-François holds a Master of Science in Management from EMLYON Business School (Lyon, France) and completed an exchange program at the National Sun Yat-Sen University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan).
Simon Wu is Investment Director of Cathay Innovation, based in San Francisco. He is responsible for screening, evaluating, and executing potential Cathay Innovation investments, as well as post-investment monitoring.
Prior to joining Cathay Innovation, Simon spent four years at VMware in the Strategy & Corporate Development team which was responsible for leading acquisitions, investments, and strategy. As a Manager, he was involved in numerous transactions focusing on enterprise software sectors such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, and mobile/end-user computing.
Before joining VMware, he spent time at UBS in the investment banking division as part of the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications group. While at UBS, Simon advised on capital raises, corporate strategy, and mergers & acquisitions for companies in the technology sector.
Simon holds both a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley and a B.A. in Operations Research and Management Science from the University of California Berkeley.
François is Vice President of Cathay Capital, based in Paris.
Before joining Cathay, François worked for more than two years for the Zodiac Aerospace group. This experience allowed him to take part in the shaping and the execution of the transformation plan of the seating division, where he was specially responsible for improving digital tools.
Previously, François occupied several positions in the French and European administration. François notably served from 2012 to 2015 as CFO & Head of Strategy of the General commission for investment (CGI), a team responsible for the management of the french public investment program (“Invest for the future program” or “Programme d’investissement d’avenir”, €47 Bn ). He also spent three years in Brussels at the Competition DG of the European Commission, working on significant M&A deals particularly in the transportation sector as well as in various services industries.
François also worked as an analyst in the Loan & High Yield Capital Market group of BNP Paribas in New-York in 2006/2007.
François graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), is an engineer from Ecole des Mines (Paris), and has a Master of Science from the Pierre & Marie Curie University (Paris).
Jimmy Lu is a VP of Cathay Capital. Based in Shanghai, he is responsible for screening, evaluating, due diligence and monitoring of Cathay Capital investments.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, he worked as an investment manager at Eight Roads Ventures, principal investment arm of Fidelity, where he has participated and focused in healthcare investments. Prior to Eight Roads, he was a strategic consultant at IMS consulting. Before IMS consulting, Jimmy was a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Jimmy holds a MBA degree from CEIBS and a bachelor degree in accounting from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Jimmy is also a registered CICPA and ACCA.
Xiayun (Phyllis) is VP of Cathay Capital and is based in Shanghai office. She is in charge of screening, evaluation, diligence and monitoring of Cathay Capital investments.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, she worked for CITIC Securities for over 3 years as a Senior Associate and participated in various domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, primarily in the TMT, healthcare and consumer sectors.
Xiayun holds a Bachelor degree from Tsinghua University and two Masters degrees from Cornell University and HEC Paris.
Minyao BIAN is an investment Vice President of Cathay Capital based in Shanghai. She is in charge of screening, evaluating, monitoring and executing potential Cathay Capital investments.
Before join Cathay, she worked for Harvest Fund, SAIC Motor, Shanghai Guosheng Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has 7 years’ experience in private equity investment and 4 years’ experience in auditing.
She has participated and complete more than 15 deals, half of which have successfully exited.
Minyao is a graduate of University of Virginia Darden Business School (MBA) and Shanghai International Studies University (BA).
Mu XIA is a Vice President of Cathay Capital. Based in Shanghai, he is in charge of screening, evaluating, executing and monitoring of potential Cathay Capital investments, as well as sector research.
Before joining Cathay, he worked for more than 2 years at Prax Capital, mainly focusing on consumer and industrial sectors. Prior to Prax Capital, he worked for 5 years at research department of HaiTong Security, majoring on agriculture, food & beverage sectors.
During his work as an equity analyst, Mu XIA won the third place in “New-Fortune Award”. Before joining HaiTong Security, he worked for 1 year at Moody’s.
Mu XIA holds a Master degree from Wuhan University in Engineering.
He is also a CFA charter holder and a Certified FRM holder.
Eric currently serves as VP of Cathay Capital and is responsible for the screening, evaluation, execution and monitoring of Cathay Capital investments.
He is based in Shanghai.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, he worked as a Senior Technologist at GM for 4 years.
Before that, he had combined seven-year experience with a startup mobile game and a customer electronic device companies.
Kevin is an Associate of Cathay Capital in charge of screening, evaluating, and executing Cathay Capital investments. He is based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital in 2016, Kevin was a strategy consultant at L.E.K. Consulting in Paris and Boston for 5 years.
At L.E.K. he executed numerous strategic due diligences for various private equity funds and several corporate strategy assignments, with a focus on the Healthcare & Life Sciences industry as well as the Consumer Goods industry.
Kevin holds a master’s degree in Management from ESCP Europe Business School.
Romain is an Associate of Cathay Capital in charge of screening, evaluating, and executing Cathay Capital investments. He is based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital in 2016, Romain spent 3 years in the M&A department of Credit Agricole CIB in Paris. During his tenure at Crédit Agricole, Romain was involved in numerous buy- and sell-side transactions in various sectors (Media, Lodging, IT Services, Retail, etc.).
Romain graduated from INSA Lyon in telecommunication engineering, and holds a MSc in Finance from HEC Paris.
Victor is an Associate of Cathay Capital and is in charge of screening, evaluating, and executing Cathay Capital investments. He is based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital in 2016, Victor had previous experiences in the M&A department of BNP Paribas CIB and at Moody’s in Paris offices.
Victor is graduated from EM Lyon and La Sorbonne University
Ralph is an Associate in charge of screening, evaluating, and executing Cathay Capital investments in the Munich team.
Prior to joining Cathay in 2017, he spent more than 2 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Transaction Services team in Munich and Frankfurt, and another 2 years with BNP Paribas in the Private Equity Leveraged Finance team in Munich.
Ralph was involved in several visible transactions across Europe, being responsible mainly for financial modelling and business risk analysis as well as supporting the respective legal documentations.
Ralph holds a master’s degree in banking and finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and is a CFA charterholder.
Yuzhou is an Associate of Cathay Capital and is responsible for the screening, evaluation, diligence and monitoring of Cathay Capital investments. He is based in Shanghai.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, he worked for about 2 years at Lunar Capital, a buyout fund focusing on consumer industry.
Yuzhou graduated from Fudan University with a double degree in psychology and accounting.
Ryan is an Associate at Cathay Capital and is responsible for the screening, evaluation, diligence and monitoring of Cathay Capital’s investments. He is based in Beijing.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, he worked as an Investment Analyst for 3 years at CGP Tech Fund, a RMB 6 billion cross-border buyout fund founded and managed by professionals from Mckinsey, Citi Venture Capital and Intel Capital.
Alice is an associate of Cathay Capital. She is responsible for screening, evaluating, carrying due diligence and post management of Cathay Capital’s investments. She is based in Shanghai.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, she worked as an investment manager at Panlin Asset Managetment. Before that, she worked at Citic Securities as an investment banking analyst.
Alice holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from The George Washington University.
Kejia is Associate of Cathay Capital and based in Shanghai office. He is in charge of screening, evaluation, diligence and monitoring of Cathay Capital investments.
Prior to joining Cathay, Kejia worked for 2 years in Singapore as an analytics manager in OCBC bank and 2 years as associate in Essex Lake Group, a boutique management consulting firm in New York City. He interned in Cathay for 8 months during MBA.
Kejia graduated from Fudan University with a major in mathematics and minor in economics. He also holds a MBA from CEIBS.
Jinchen Cai is an Associate of Cathay Capital, based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital in 2018, Jinchen spent 2 years in the M&A and corporate development team in Atos Group in Paris. During his tenure, Jinchen has executed various cross-border acquisitions in the sectors of IT and Fintech.
Jinchen holds a master's degree in management from ESCP Europe Business School.
Zheng is an Associate of Cathay Innovation, based in Shanghai.
He is responsible for screening, evaluation, execution and monitoring of Cathay Innovation investments.
Prior to joining Cathay, he worked at BNP Paribas for nearly 3 years, providing cross-border banking services to China SOEs and listed companies. He is post graduate from EMLYON Business School.
Jianfei (Edward) is an Associate of Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai.
He is responsible for the screening, evaluation, diligence and monitoring of Cathay Capital investments.
Prior joining Cathay Capital, he worked as Investment manager for 3 years at Fosun Group, covering new energy resources, metals & mining and oil & gas.
Vincent is an Associate in the Paris team of Cathay Innovation. He contributes to screening and assessing Cathay Innovation’s projects and has a special interest for technology and Artificial Intelligence.
Prior to joining Cathay Innovation, he cofounded in London an Artificial Intelligence Fintech startup which assessed geopolitical risk of commodity traders. His previous experiences include designing a risk mitigating tool for financial markets, research projects on quantum computers at Stanford University and on nanosatellites, and volunteering in Cambodia and Bolivia.
He graduated from Imperial College London in quantum physics and from Ecole Polytechnique.
Thierry is an Associate of Cathay Capital since 2018, based in Paris.
Before joining Cathay Capital, Thierry worked 3 years in investment banking at Canaccord Genutiy, in both Paris and London offices, as generalist M&A Analyst and Associate. He helped European small and mid-cap clients on several buy-side, sell-side and refinancing executions. He worked with a number of investors in Private Equity including ICG, Cinven, Ardian, Activa, Apax, Siparex, Triton, Equistone, EMZ, Inflexion, Exponent, Cathay Capital.
Thierry holds a master degree in Finance & Strategy from Sciences Po Paris. He have finalised an exchange program with HKU in Hong Kong and studied one year at SISU in Shanghai.
Fiona Yang is an associate of Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai, she is in charge of screening, evaluating, and executing potential Cathay Capital Investments, as well as post-investment monitoring.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, Fiona worked for half year as IBD associate in Huatai United Securities and 4.5 years as assistant manager in KPMG, participated in various audit and consulting engagement, primarily in manufacturing and healthcare sectors. She interned in Cathay for 8 months during MBA.
Fiona finished her MBA program in China Europe International Business School and MBA exchange program in London Business School.
Fiona is also a CICPA and ACCA charter holder.
Numa Briet is an Analyst of Cathay Capital, based in New York.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital in 2016, Numa had previous experience in Private Equity (LFPI, Paris), Leveraged Finance (CIC, Lyon) and Business/Tax Law.
Numa holds a Master's Degree from Lyon 3 Law School and a Master's Degree from EMLYON Business School.
While at EMLYON, he completed an exchange program at East China Normal University in Shanghai.
Jie LIN (Jerry) is an Analyst based in Beijing. He is in charge of screening, evaluating, and executing Cathay Capital investments.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital in 2017, he did internships at Guangfa Securities as an investment banking analyst and CICC as a research analyst. He was also an intern at Cathay for 10 months before joining the company as a full-time analyst.
Jerry holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and a Master’s degree in Finance from Tsinghua University.
Yue HU is an Analyst and based in Shanghai office.
She is in charge of screening, evaluating, executing and monitoring of Cathay investments.
Prior to joining Cathay in 2018, she worked as an investment banking research analyst at J.P.Morgan 1.5 years in Shanghai where she focused on cross-border mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions in consumer, retail and real estate sectors.
Yue received a B.S. (Honors) in Finance with Highest Distinction from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.
Mengdi LI (Mandy) is an Analyst of Cathay PE and based in Shanghai office. She is responsible for screening, evaluating, executing and managing Cathay PE investments in consumers sector.
Prior to joining Cathay in 2018, she was an analyst in Global Advisory department of Rothschild in London for approximately 2 years. She focused on pan-European merger and acquisition transactions in technology, media and telecommunication sectors. Before Rothschild, she was an intern at Cathay in Shanghai office where she assisted with industry research, financial data analysis and preparation of various project presentations.
Mandy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting and Finance majors) from University of Melbourne in Australia and a MSc Financial Economics degree from University of Oxford in the UK.
Maximillian is an Analyst at Cathay Capital based in Paris. He is responsible for screening, evaluating, and executing Cathay Capital investments.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital in 2018, Maximillian was an intern for 8 months at Cathay Capital. He has previous experiences at Diapason Commodities Management (London) and Groupe SEB (France).
Maximillian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and minor in Economics from McGill University, Canada.
Chongmo (Chloe) is an Analyst at Cathay Innovation. She contributes to screening and assessing Cathay Innovation’s projects and has a special interest for technology and Artificial Intelligence.
Prior to joining Cathay Innovation, Chongmo worked as a Digital Marketing Analyst & Artificial Intelligence Expert at Accenture Interactive for nearly 2 years where she was involved in designing various innovative strategies, products of E-commerce, Content Marketing, Online Advertising, Social Media Strategy with Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Computer Vision. She hold 1 patent in Native Advertising & Deep Learning.
Chongmo holds a M.S. in Computational Science & Engineering from Harvard University, a M.S. in Applied Mathematics & Statistics from École Polytechnique, and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Tongji University.
Xiaopeng (Shawn) joined Cathay as Analyst and is based in Shanghai office. He is in charge of screening, evaluation, due diligence and monitoring of Cathay Capital investments.
Before joining Cathay in 2018, Shawn has done internship in CICC Sales & Trading Department, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as well as CITIC IBD Department. He was also an intern at Cathay for 7 months before joining the company as a full-time analyst.
Shawn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Shui (Noah) is an Analyst in the Shanghai team of Cathay Innovation. He contributes to screening and assessing Cathay Innovation’s projects.
Prior to joining Cathay Innovation, Shui had internships in investment firms including FountainVest Partners, NIO Capital, and ARDIAN (f.k.a. AXA Private Equity).
Shui graduated from Tsinghua University, PBC School of Finance with a Master of Finance degree. He also holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Finance from Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management.
Liquan is a research analyst at Cathay Capital. Based in Shanghai, she is in charge of industry research and supporting the investment team.
Prior to join in Cathay Capital in 2015, Liquan worked at Roland Berger, a management consultancy, for 5 years as senior researcher.
Liquan graduated from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.
Jean is in charge of Investor Relations, based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, Jean was an analyst in the Corporate Strategy and the Pricing & Negotiation teams of Dassault Systèmes, the worldwide leader in 3D design and engineering softwares. Then, he spent a year dedicated to the launching of an investment fund and to the monitoring of investments.
Jean holds a Master of Science in Management from emlyon business school (Lyon, France) and completed exchange programs with East China Normal University (Shanghai, China) and Mannheim University (Germany)
Philippe is CFO at Cathay Capital. Based in Paris, he oversees the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the Group.
Prior to joining Cathay in 2017, Philippe founded an independent consulting firm where he led financial advisory and project management missions for start-ups and large caps.
Prior to this, he served for eleven years at La Banque Postale group where he held various finance positions for the bank and its subsidiaries. He was company secretary for La Banque Postale Asset Management.
Philippe graduated from ESSEC business school.
Chunyu is a Finance Director at Cathay Capital. Based in Shanghai, she is in charge of administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the China office.
Prior to join in Cathay Capital in 2013, Chunyu worked at AXA-Minmetals, a life insurance company, as Finance Manager & Business Partner.
She is a CPA and began her professional experience with over 6 years at Ernst & Young in Shanghai, where she conducted audit assignments for international companies in the financial, industrial and services sectors.
Chunyu graduated from East China Normal University.
Jacqueline is the Middle Office Manager at Cathay Capital, in charge of portfolio administration, performance monitoring and LP reporting for the Sino-European & Innovation funds, and she is based in Paris.
Jacqueline has worked in Private Equity and Real Estate Funds for the last twenty-one years, of which twelve were spent in the Finance Department of 3i plc, in the UK and Paris, two as Finance Manager at Activa Capital & four as Finance Director at Captiva Capital Management. Prior to joining Cathay Capital in 2018, Jacqueline was Head of AXA Mandates Middle Office at AXA Investment Managers Real Assets for just under three years.
Jacqueline is an A.C.M.A. qualified accountant and has an M.A. in French & German from Oxford University & a post-graduate diploma in Russian from Strathclyde University.
Diane is the Group Controller at Cathay Capital and she is based in Paris. She is in charge of the administrative, accounting and financial monitoring in support of the Group CFO.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital in 2018, Diane started her career at Ernst & Young in Paris where she conducted audit assignments for international companies in the industrial and services sectors. Later, she worked at Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) as an administrative and finance manager of the eight subsidiairies of the group. She also provided financial consulting for electricity grid operators at an international level.
Diane graduated from Audencia Business School (Nantes, France) with a Master’s degree in Finance. As part of her studies, she completed an exchange program with Tongji University (Shanghai, China).
Céline is compliance officer at Cathay Capital, based in Paris.
She is in charge of the compliance of the French management companies and the funds.
Prior to joining Cathay, Céline worked at Rothschild Group, first within the internal audit department. Then she joined the Compliance department in charge of the merchant banking business line of the Rothschild Group.
Céline holds a master degree in Bank Finance and Risk Management from Paris XIII University.
Fan Yang is a Compliance officer at Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai.
Her main responsibility lies in the compliance and risk management of the funds.
Prior to join in Cathay Capital in 2018, Fan Yang worked in Shenzhen Guoxin Equity Investment Fund Management Co.Ltd), a PE, as Manager Legal in the Risk Control Unit.
She is a registered lawyer in China in Rayyin Law Firm Shenzhen office, as her professional career starting point, where she conducted foreign investment. She had worked in Rayyin for 2 years.
Fan Yang graduated from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Morgane Lopes is a Middle Office team member based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, Morgane worked several years for Euro-PE, a private equity fund of funds manager of Natixis Group as middle office where she was in charge of portfolio financial and administrative monitoring and LP reporting.
Before Euro-PE, she worked for asset management companies as financial analyst.
She graduated from ESGF (Paris) with a Master’s degree in Finance.
Yang YU is a Middle Office team member based in Paris. She is in charge of the fund administration and financial reporting to investors.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, Yang has worked five years for CACEIS, depository bank of the Credit Agricole Group. There, she started her career as a Data Administrator, then as a Fund Accountant, later after as a Middle Officer and Business Support of private equity funds.
Yang is graduated from NEOMA Business School (ex- Reims Management School) in France with a Master’s degree in Finance and International Banking and also holds a double bachelor degree of Accounting and Finance from Liaoning University in China and De Montfort University in the UK. She speaks fluently Mandarin, French and English.
Robin Lv is a Portfolio Manager at Cathay Capital. Based in Shanghai, he is in charge of Chinese portfolio’s (CC II, SFF and CCNAS) monthly financial monitor and analysis, post investment valuation and LP report.
Prior to join Cathay Capital in 2018 Mar, Robin has worked as an Finance planning analysis Manager/ Senior GL/ Management Trainee in Ingersoll-Rand(IR) China for about 7 years.
He began his career in Potevio. After that, he joined IR and focused on accounting policy, costing, ERP system, budgeting and reporting.
Robin holds a Bachelor degree from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, major in Accounting and minor in Computer science. He also got a master degree in international finance from Central University of Finance and Economics.
Xiang Chen is a Finance Supervisor at Cathay Capital based in Shanghai, he is in charge of the Corporate Finance, SPV Finance and reporting as well as Investment supports.
Prior to join Cathay Capital in 2017 August, Xiang Chen started his career at CMCC Shanghai and mainly concentrated on telecom project accounting.
Later he became a Project Finance Manager who was in charge of the overall management of telecom construction affairs.
Xiang CHEN graduated from Fudan University in 2008 and holds an accounting degree.
Ms. Shengjie Mao (Iris) is a Fund Finance Manager at Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai.
Her main responsibility lies in Midcap funds and Innovation fund.
Prior to join in Cathay Capital in 2018, Shengjie Mao worked at Ernst & Young LLP, a professional audit firm, as Senior Manager in FSO.
She holds CICPA and ACCA certificates. She started her career at Ernst & Young Shanghai branch, where she conducted audit projects for companies in insurance, capital asset management, and small loan industries. She had worked in EY for nearly 9 years.
Shengjie Mao graduated from Fudan University.
Xiaozhou Zhao is an Administrative Manager at Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai. She is in charge of administration, human resource issue, and Public Relation of China offices.
Prior to join Cathay Capital in 2014, Xiaozhou worked 4 years in Sinolink Securities, one of the first full service investment banks and integrated securities brokerage in China, which is listed in Shanghai Stock Exchange (600109).
Before Sinolink Securities, she spent 4 years in a French fashion brand management company, helped to develop SMALTO and ELITE in China market. And previously, she used to work in a bilingual magazine which belongs to Sun New Media.
Xiaozhou graduated from Donghua University with a Bachelor degree in Marketing.
Mingyi (Rivy) is working as the marketing executive, she is responsible for the daily social media management and marketing execution. She is based in Shanghai office.
Prior to joining Cathay Capital, Mingyi worked as reporter and editor for China Radio International for over 3 years in Beijing and participated in wide-range of story-reporting.
Mingyi hold a Bachelor degree from Sun Yat-sen University and a Masters degrees from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Ka Man is a Back Office Manager at Cathay Capital.
Based in Paris, she is in charge of administrative, communication and corporate foundation of the Paris office.
Since joining Cathay Capital in 2007, Ka Man has been also involved with the funds administrative, the custodian bank and investors relations.
Ka Man graduated from University Sorbonne Paris III, she speaks fluently Mandarin, French and English.
Based in Paris office, Yakun WANG works as Communication and Marketing Executive. She is responsible for marketing and communication affaires both internally and externally. Event management and community management are her essential activities too.
She worked in Paris National Opera for its philanthropy and communication projects. Yakun has then joined Schneider Electric as Employer Branding Manager. Before joining Cathay Capital, she has shouldered the responsibilities in project management for a Start-up specialized in hackathon organization and digital transformation.
Yakun holds a Bachelor degree of Wuhan University of Technology and a Master degree of ESCP Europe (Grande Ecole Program). She has a professional level in French, English and Mandarin.
Erna Li is Operations and Administrative Manager at Cathay Capital Private Equity, based in New York.
Most recently she served small/micro-cap publicly traded companies in the direct-to-retail and technology sectors as an Investor Relations professional. Her previous experience includes time at a start-up and at the News and Media division of United Nations headquarters.
Erna is a graduate of New York University (MS), University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University (BA). She speaks fluent English and Mandarin.
Yingjiao ZHANG is an assistant of Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai.
She mainly assists Partners and teams to do administrative works, meeting arrangements, events planning and in charge of company certificates and bank accounts.
Yingjiao graduated from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. She speaks fluently Mandarin, French and English.
Lin MA is an assistant at Cathay Capital, based in Beijing. She is in charge of administration issue and business supporting.
8+ years of administrative work experience. Prior to joining Cathay, she had diverse experiences in Finance Reinsurance, pharmaceuticals and global accounting firms.
Lin is graduated from Beijing International Studies University.
Guo Jun is an assistant at Cathay Capital, based in Paris. She’s in charge of administration, communication and marketing support.
Prior to joining Cathay, she had diverse experiences in Business Development and cultural projects management.
Guo Jun graduated from University Sorbonne Paris IV, she speaks fluently Mandarin, French and English.
Yizhe ZHENG is an Assistant of Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai. She is in charge of administration issue in Shanghai.
Prior to join Cathay Capital in 2014, she worked in a ready to wear clothes company Suncoo Paris as a commercial assistant.
Yizhe graduated from INSEEC Paris with a master degree, majoring Human Resource Management and she speaks fluently Mandarin, French and English.
Christelle LUC is an Assistant of Cathay Capital, based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay on 2014, she worked in University and High school as a teacher.
Christelle graduated from University Diderot Paris VII, she speaks fluently Mandarin, French and English.
Cong Chen is an Assistant of Cathay Capital, based in Shanghai. She is in charge of reception and administration issue in Shanghai.
Prior to join Cathay Capital in 2017, she worked in Shanghai MG COLIPU Office Supplies Co.,Ltd as a sales assistant.
Cong graduated from HuBei University with a bachelor degree, majoring in French and she speaks fluently Mandarin, French and English.