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Yodit Beyene

Director, Accelerator

Yodit Beyene, Director of Accelerator, provides strategic oversight to the REDF Accelerator program and business advisory services and operational guidance to REDF portfolio partners. Yodit is also growing REDF’s knowledge base and strengthening networks to support social enterprises as they strive to scale.

Prior to joining REDF, Yodit worked in corporate finance at Delta Air Lines, and was the Deputy Director of the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Office of the Institute of International Education (IIE) where she managed business development and building client relationships across the continent of Africa.

Yodit earned an MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, a M.A. in International Development Studies from George Washington University, and a B.A. in Economics from University of Texas at Austin.