Formerly a private equity fund manager in Hong Kong, Lee Cashell has been living and working in Asia for 16 years, where he has held various positions within the investment banking industry including China economist, financial analyst, and corporate finance manager.
Lee has acted as an adviser to numerous technology firms, investment funds and government agencies throughout the region. Prior to founding Asia Pacific Investment Partners he served as a private equity fund manager for JAFCO Investments Asia, one of the largest private equity groups in the region with over US$3 billion under management. At JAFCO, Lee was responsible for investments in the Greater China region where he focused on valuation arbitrage opportunities, internet technologies, construction materials and infrastructure opportunities.
Lee is also a founder of The Mongolian Institute for Sustainable Economic Development as well as Zero2IPO, a China-based technology conference organiser. He has been a contributor to publications including Business China, The China Financial Report, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the Mongolia Real Estate Guide and the Mongolian Financial Report. Lee is a member of the Pan Asia Chapter of the Young President's Organization.
Lee received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware with a dual major in economics and political science, and received his masters’ degree in international business from The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). Lee wrote his thesis on Emerging Market Portfolio Management with special emphasis on the emerging financial markets of the People’s Republic of China.