Yonnas Terefe

Advisor, Corporate Development

Yonnas supports Temerity Capital Partners with all matters related to Corporate Development, including the sourcing of investment opportunities, transaction execution and investment process management.

Most recently, Yonnas co-founded Zemed Group, an angel investing syndicate, where he leveraged his 8+ years of experience in the financial services sector to invest in and support early-stage companies throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to co-founding Zemed, Yonnas worked as an associate in the Consumer Retail Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley where he supported small and large corporations across a wide variety of sell-side and capital markets transactions, including the IPO of Vital Farms.

Additionally, Yonnas spent over 5 years working across various roles in asset management, with the key highlight being his time as an equity analyst at Calvert Investments, a globally recognized leader in ESG investing.

Yonnas received his M.B.A from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, where he also served as President of his class. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Maryland.