Executive Leadership


The Executive Leadership team at Cathaya Holdings brings together hotel project developers, financial specialists, and real estate professionals, each boasting at least 25 Years of Industry Expertise. The distinctive combination equips Cathaya Holdings to offer a comprehensive approach and deliver solutions to optimize returns for our partners.

Craig Lee, CFA

Co-founder and Managing Director of Cathaya Holdings

With comprehensive experience in the finance field, Craig actively involves himself in identifying and investing in business in both AngelVest Group and AIG Investment Group. At the same time, he serves as a GM at Plaza Hotel Company Limited.

Jessica Liao

Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Cathaya Holdings

Jessica brings over 30 years of hospitality leadership, including most recently serving as Development Director of Greater China of IHG Resort and Hotels, where she drives the strategic growth of IHG brands.

Cathaya’s leadership has deep domain expertise in diverse facets of hospitality, real estate, banking, and financial services including strategic business development, underwriting, asset management, advisory in prominent global institutions and real estate investment platforms in the US and Asia Pacific.