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Biniam Yohannes

Managing Director - Catalyst Principal Partners

About Me

Biniam Yohannes is a Managing Director of Catalyst Principal Partners, an Eastern Africa focused private equity fund manager that invests in emerging and mid-sized companies with strong growth and profitability prospects. Catalyst Funds I and II total $280 million in funds under management.

Prior to co-founding Catalyst in 2009, Biniam had 10 years of experience in investment banking, private equity and emerging markets. He worked at Goldman Sachs for 10 years and was most recently a Vice President in the Infrastructure Group where he was responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing investments across developed and emerging markets. He previously worked in the firm's Technology, Media and Telecom as well as Infrastructure and Public Finance Groups.

Biniam holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Masters of Engineering Management from Dartmouth College.