Yvonne Krywyj


Works at:
Yunus Social Business
Location in:
Frankfurt, Germany


Full-time MBA Candidate at IE Business School and Emzingo NexGen Fellow at Zazida Insitute of Entrepreneurship, transitioning from a legal career into social business or impact investment.

Yvonne has worked/studied in

  • Germany
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • United States of America

Yvonne speaks

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Yvonne has experience in

  • Consulting

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2013 – present

Social Business Consultant

Yunus Social Business , Germany
  • • Conducted search for social businesses for company to incubate and invest in Tunisia and Togo as well as search for local incubator staff in Tunisia.
  • • Trained stakeholders in creation, incubation, funding, and facilitating social business.
  • • Prepared quarterly and financial reports and procurement documents for the African Development Bank.
2012 – present


Next Generation Lab , South Africa
  • • Co-founded an accelerator for SMEs and family businesses, the goal of which is to transform SMEs into engines for economic development and job creation.
(Jun – Aug)

NexGen Fellow

Emzingo Group , South Africa
  • Consulted for Zazida Institute of Entrepreneurship, a postsecondary educational institution for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs; developed strategic plan for Zazida to launch a network of online and offline resources for entrepreneurs throughout South Africa.
2003 – 2011


Surface Transportation Board , United States of America
  • Drafted legal documents concerning federal preemption; interstate commerce; mergers, acquisitions, leases, and construction of railroads; eminent domain proceedings; and rail rate complaints.
  • Briefed Board Members and Congressional staff on pending cases.
  • Argued cases for decision at Voting Conferences of the Board and hearings.
(May – Aug)

Summer Associate

McDermott Will , United States of America
  • Researched legal issues and wrote memoranda and sections of briefs.
  • Reviewed documents for privilege and relevance for international arbitration.
  • Assisted in formation of limited liability company, qualified it to do business, participated in closing.
(Jun – Aug)


The Smith Company , United States of America
  • Researched and raised funds for political groups.
  • Analyzed data on campaign supporters, reported findings to clients.
  • Drafted proposals, memoranda, and promotional materials.
(Jun – Aug)


Congressional Quarterly , United States of America
  • Attended and reported on Congressional committee meetings, hearings and votes.
  • Researched and wrote articles on issues, legislation, political action committees, and candidates.
  • Edited a CQ website.


2011 – 2012

IE Business School

International Master's in Business Adminstration (expected Dec. 2012) (MBA)
1999 – 2002

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

1995 – 1999

Duke University Fuqua School of Business

BA (Public Policy, French) (Bachelors)


Not a member of any clubs


  • Impact Weekend Organizer-organized social entrepreneurship startup competition at IE Business School
  • Supporting Women Leaders Scholarship, IE Business School

Additional Info

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