Durreen Shahnaz is an investment banker turned social entrepreneur from Bangladesh. She founded Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), the home of the world’s first social stock exchange and the world’s largest private placement platform for impact investing.
Shahnaz began her career at Morgan Stanley in New York City and worked at Grameen Bank, World Bank, Merrill Lynch.
Shahnaz is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Joseph Wharton Social Impact award. She is also an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation and a program advisor for the Clinton Global Initiative.
IIX founder Durreen Shahnaz describes herself as "a woman, a Muslim and a passionate feminist". She recently wrote to President Trump telling him why he should back impact investment. The letter is so good that we're reprinting it in full.