Prof Durreen Shahnaz began her career at Morgan Stanley in New York as the first Bangladeshi woman on Wall Street before returning to Bangladesh to use her expertise in investment finance at Grameen Bank. Shahnaz continued her pursuit for sustainable growth and equitable markets by founding, growing and selling oneNest in 2004, teaching at NUS and then founding IIX in 2009 and IIX Foundation in 2010.
Shahnaz is the 2017 recipient of the Oslo Business for Peace Award, 2017 Global Steering Group for Impact Investment Impact Market Builder of the Year Award, 2016 Asia Society Game Changer Award, 2014 recipient of the Joseph Wharton Social Impact Award, and a TED 2010 Fellow. Shahnaz holds a BA from Smith College; a joint degree — MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and MA from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
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