Chief Operating Officer
Catherine Lee is COO and has spent her career developing and executing strategy in companies and organizations that are focused on finding new pathways to improve performance and achieve growth in rapidly changing markets. In addition, she has integrated her corporate finance and strategy expertise with her commitment to building effective cross-cultural teams in the US, Europe, and Asia.
Previously, Catherine led strategy and business development in shipping and logistics at Stena, a privately held Swedish conglomerate. She also held other senior roles in the shipping sector, serving as Chief Strategy Officer at Höegh Autoliners based in Norway as well as advisor to the CEO of EUKOR, a global shipping company based in Korea. As an M&A banker with Citigroup (formerly Salomon Smith Barney) in London, she advised companies in the technology, telecoms, and industrial sectors across Europe. Before Citigroup, she worked in the investment bank at JP Morgan in New York.
Catherine holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College. She also earned a certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.