Founder + Chairperson, Impact Investment Exchange
Founder, Chairwoman of Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) Founder, Managing Director of Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog)
IIX, Shujog, National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, INSEAD, Asia Society, TED, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business Case i3, World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation
Durreen is the Founder and Chairwoman of IIX and Founder and Managing Director of Shujog. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. In a career spanning over two decades, Durreen has built a track record as a successful banker, media executive and social entrepreneur. Durreen began her professional career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley (New York) followed by stints at Grameen Bank (Bangladesh), World Bank (Washington, D.C.), and Merrill Lynch (Hong Kong). As a media executive, she headed up the Asia operations of Hearst Magazine International, Reader’s Digest Asia, and Asia City Publishing. She also founded, ran and sold oneNest, a social enterprise and global marketplace for handmade goods. Durreen is a TED 2010 Fellow as well as an Asia Society 21 Fellow. She is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation for 2011 and is on the advisory board for CASE i3 at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Durreen is also the Social Entrepreneur in Residence for INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship Catalyst Program. Durreen holds a BA from Smith College; an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; and a MA from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.