Joanne YooManaging Director at DPI
Joanne Yoo is a senior executive at Development Partners International (DPI), a leading Pan African private equity firm with $1.5 billion under management. Prior to DPI, Ms. Yoo was most recently a Managing Director and Partner with CBO Investment Management, a private equity firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. Ms. Yoo was previously a co-founder and Managing Director of Watermark Alternative Investment Management, a private investment firm based in New York. Prior to Watermark, Ms. Yoo served as a Senior Investment Officer for the New York Common Retirement Fund. She began her career in the Financial Institutions Group at Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup).
Ms. Yoo is a founding Steering Committee member of PEWIN (Private Equity Women Investor Network), representing over $2.5 trillion in assets under management. She is an Advisor to the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Alternative Investment Program.
Ms. Yoo received a B.S. from the University of Virginia; an MPA from Harvard University; and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she was awarded a Morgan Stanley Fellowship.