Joanne Yoo


Joanne is a Partner at Development Partners International (DPI), a leading venture capital and private equity investment firm with $3 billion under management targeting high growth, impact-driven and innovation-led companies in emerging markets. In addition, Ms. Yoo is a venture investor in early stage technology companies, and in this capacity, serves on various Investment Committees and Advisory Boards. In 2020, Ms. Yoo was appointed by the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to the Investor Advisory Committee. In 2021, Ms. Yoo was appointed as Co-President and Executive Committee 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 M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where she was awarded a Morgan Stanley Fellowship.