Durreen Shahnaz

Durreen Shahnaz WG95

Founder and Chairwoman, Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX)
Durreen Shahnaz is the founder and chairman of Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), a social stock exchange that will allow Asian social enterprises to raise growth capital, and founder of Impact Investment Shujog, the capacity and awareness building affiliate organization of IIX. Durreen is also an adjunct associate professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. She began her career in the social sector at Grameen Bank and also served at the World Bank and at International Finance Corporation. In the private sector, Durreen worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and then as head of three regional media companies (Asia City Publishing Group, Hearst Magazines International and Reader’s Digest Asia). Recently, Durreen was nominated as a TED Fellow and Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow. She holds a BA from Smith College and a joint graduate degree (MBA from Wharton School and MA from School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University).
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