Durreen Shahnaz

Founder and CEO, Impact Investment Exchange

Durreen Shahnaz, an investment banker- and media executive-turned-Social Entrepreneur from Bangladesh, is the founder of IIX (Impact Investment Exchange), the home of the world’s first social stock exchange and the world’s largest private placement platform for impact investing. Shahnaz also founded IIX Foundation, formerly known as Shujog, that focuses primarily on program management of grant-funded projects. To date, IIX’s work has impacted lives of over 10 million people across Asia. Shahnaz began her career at Morgan Stanley in New York City and worked at Grameen Bank, World Bank, Merrill Lynch, Hearst Magazines, and Reader’s Digest. Shahnaz taught, conducted research on impact measurement and ran the Program for Social Innovation and Change at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. In addition, she founded, ran, and sold oneNest, an Impact Enterprise and global marketplace for handmade goods which impacted lives of more than half million women across the world.


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