Joanne Yoo is a senior executive at Development Partners International (DPI), a leading Pan African private equity firm with $1.1 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).