IC-SVN is excited to announce the first speaker for Bridging Profit and Purpose: A Convening for Business Leaders and Impact Investors, Adnan Durrani.
Durrani is CEO and founder of American Halal Co, Inc. which markets the Saffron Road brand line of culinary cuisines and plant-based protein snacks, sold in all Whole Foods stores and over 20,000 grocery stores nationally. Whole Foods has noted Saffron Road as being one of the most successful brand launches nationally in their 30-year history and has made the Inc 500’s list of fastest-growing companies for three years in a row. Durrani has been a pioneer in establishing quantitative proof that socially conscious and economically just business models can yield exponential triple bottom line profits. He founded Vermont Pure/Crystal Rock, the second largest bottled water company in the Northeast and was also a financial partner in Stonyfield Farms, Inc. and a former Director of Maple Hill Creamery. Durrani has been the featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NY Times, Fortune, MSNBC, Bloomberg, and CNN. More media coverage can be viewed here. Saffron Road has been applauded by PR Week (Best Digital Campaign), ARF Award, CNN, NPR, Forbes, INC Magazine, Fast Company for their successful social media and digital campaigns against xenophobia.
Durrani is a lifetime IC-SVN charter member and has previously served on the Board and as Finance Chair of SVN. Adnan has been recognized by BBMG and SVN as one of the entrepreneurs who engineered “20 Ideas That Changed the Way the World Does Business.” Durrani is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Visitors Of Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and is also Chairman of Columbia’s SEAS Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.