Catherine joined Pappas Capital in 2022 as an Associate. She brings to the table her experience as an entrepreneur, a startup ecosystem builder, a commercialization specialist, and an angel investor, especially in the deeptech area, as well as her deep understanding of the Asian startup ecosystem. Catherine is an engineer by training and after obtaining her PhD, she worked as a specialist in a state-owned utilities company to support plant operation, project bidding, technology evaluation and customer acquisition. She then gained knowledge on cross-border technology transfer between Singapore and China while working for a China-related technology transfer company in Singapore. Catherine's most recent involvement prior to joining Pappas was as Senior Incubation Director at a Singapore-based incubator, where she used her 10 years of experience to guide early start-ups in terms of product definition and design, early customer identification and support, market assessment, and financial analysis and planning. She also invested in deeptech companies as an angel investor. Catherine is an ESG advocate and has obtained her ESG Investing certificate from CFA Institute.

National University of Singapore (B.Eng in Environmental Engineering)
National University of Singapore (PhD in Environmental Engineering)