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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Joanne Yoo
Partner at Development Partners International (DPI)


Joanne Yoo is a Partner at Development Partners International (DPI), a leading venture capital and private equity investment firm with over $3 billion under management targeting high growth, impact-driven and innovation-led companies in emerging markets. In addition, Ms. Yoo is an investor in early stage technology companies, and in this capacity, serves on various Investment Committees and Advisory Boards. In 2023, Ms. Yoo received the Pensions & Investments’ Influential Women in Institutional Investing award.

In 2020, Ms. Yoo was appointed by the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to the Investor Advisory Committee. Ms. Yoo is a co-founder, Executive Committee & Board member of PEWIN (Private Equity Women Investor Network), representing over $3 trillion in assets under management. Ms. Yoo is currently serving on Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Council. Ms. Yoo received a B.S. in Commerce with concentrations in Finance and International Business from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia; a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School at Harvard University; and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she was awarded a Morgan Stanley Fellowship.

Agenda Sessions

  • Africa as the protagonist


At this event