Catherine Lenson Catherine Lenson Catherine Lenson is the first female Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers, the world’s largest technology investment firm with $100+ billion under management in the two SoftBank Vision Funds. She serves as the Chief People Officer. At SBIA, Catherine spearheads industry-leading initiatives across culture, diversity & inclusion, and wellbeing; manages the employment of 400 staff across nine countries; oversees our real estate and workspace strategy; designs and implements the firm’s strategy for Social Impact, including ESG, CSR and Sustainability; and is a Director on a number of the firm’s corporate entities in UK and Jersey. Catherine is an experienced and trusted executive coach at C-suite level. Within the Vision Fund portfolio, she works with companies on Talent and ESG challenges, including as a Board Director; and is the executive sponsor of ‘Emerge’, SoftBank’s successful tech incubator for underrepresented entrepreneurs. Catherine has an MA in Italian and French from Cambridge University.