Durreen Shahnaz, Founder and Chairwoman
Durreen is the Founder and Chairwoman of IIX and Founder and Managing Director of Shujog. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
In a career spanning over two decades, Durreen has built a track record as a successful banker, media executive and social entrepreneur. Durreen began her professional career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley (New York) followed by stints at Grameen Bank (Bangladesh), World Bank (Washington, D.C.), and Merrill Lynch (Hong Kong). As a media executive, she headed up the Asia operations of Hearst Magazine International, Reader’s Digest Asia, and Asia City Publishing. She also founded, ran and sold oneNest, a social enterprise and global marketplace for handmade goods.
Durreen is a TED 2010 Fellow as well as an Asia Society 21 Fellow. She is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation for 2011 and is on the advisory board for CASE i3 at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Durreen is also the Social Entrepreneur in Residence for INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship Catalyst Program.
Durreen holds a BA from Smith College; an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; and a MA from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Robert Kraybill, Managing Director
Robert is Managing Director at IIX and a member of the Board at Shujog as well as its Treasurer.
Robert is a senior finance executive with over two decades of experience in the capital markets as an investment banker (with Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Wasserstein Perella, and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein) and a private equity investor (Marathon Asset Management). Robert has significant experience in emerging markets in Asia and came to the region as regional head of investment banking for Dresdner Kleinworth Wasserstein. More recently, Robert was head of Asian private equity for Marathon Asset Management.
In addition to his work at IIX and Shujog, Robert also acts as Senior Advisor to Asian Tiger Capital, a financial services boutique operating in Bangladesh. Robert has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program of Singapore Management University.
Robert holds a BA from Princeton University, magna cum laude, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, summa cum laude.
En Lee, Director at IIX, Head of Investor Team
En is a Director at IIX and leads its Investor Team.
Formerly an Executive Director of Goldman Sachs, En worked with numerous Asia-focused funds and advised on structuring, capital introduction, financing, and regulatory issues. Prior to that, he was a Corporate Associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Hong Kong and specialized in private equity, cross-border mergers, and acquisitions and capital market transactions. En is a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst (CAIA) and was a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).
En is committed to helping Social Enterprises raise capital so they can scale their impact and address Asia’s greatest developmental challenges. He judges several Social Enterprise competitions, is a trained Social Assessor with the SROI Network and serves as a Board Adviser to a Social Enterprise in the Philippines providing vocational training to rural, low-income youth. He is passionate about Impact Investing and is active in various Impact Investor networks.
En holds a First Class LL.B (Honours) degree from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
Matthew Kasdin, General Counsel
Matt is a General Counsel at IIX.
Matt began his legal career at the international law firm Latham & Watkins, where he worked in the New York and London offices as a corporate associate advising on international capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Matt also advised the United Nations’ Global Compact corporate responsibility and Principles for Responsible Investment initiatives, both on a pro bono basis and as a policy and legal advisor at the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He has since worked at a Singapore-based social venture fund and as a legal consultant to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Asian capital markets division.
Matt was also a Fulbright Scholar in 2011. He is licensed to practice law in New York, and licensed to advise on securities and corporate finance in Hong Kong.
Matt holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law, where he concentrated in international law and was executive editor of the Journal of International Law & Business.
Ria Bhatnagar, Social Enterprise/Corporate Finance
Ria is part of the Social Enterprise/Corporate Finance Team at IIX.
Prior to IIX, Ria was with R.F. Chandler, a global private investment company based in Singapore. At R. F. Chandler, Ria worked as an Analyst in the Capital Markets division and was rotated to the philanthropic arm of the organization to apply business acumen in the field of social development. In that position, Ria managed a large portfolio of grants and was extensively involved in doing impact assessments and sourcing for new grant opportunities. Ria has also done internships with Marine Money Asia (Ship Finance Publication) and Text100 (Technology Public Relations Company).
Ria graduated from Singapore Management University with a Bachelors of Business Management, majoring in Finance & Law.
Daryl Capanzana, Marketing & Communications
Daryl is part of the IIX and Shujog Marketing and Communications Team.
Daryl worked as a Market Research Analyst at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore and spent her time with the Center for Resource Solutions in San Francisco, working on the verification and green marketing compliance of the Green-e Energy renewable energy credits (REC) certification program and conducting research on sustainable cities in China. She was also a Management Trainee at China Banking Corporation, managing development loans, and headed an international youth non-profit’s external relations & communications office in the Philippines.
Daryl holds a MSc in Environmental Management from the National University of Singapore and a dual honors degrees in BA Psychology and BS Commerce, major in Marketing Management from De La Salle University in Manila.
Daniel Goldman, Business Development
Daniel is part of IIX’s Business Development Team.
Daniel previously worked as a Summer Associate at the World Bank, where he assisted engineering and construction companies barred from receiving development financing with governance reforms. Prior to that, Daniel was an Associate at Balfour Venture Partners, an investment advisor focused on mid-stage life sciences and IT companies, where he assisted in structuring the firm’s new fund. He previously worked for the New York Stock Exchange in market regulation.
Daniel has a BA from Columbia College, where he was a John Jay National Scholar, a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, and a MBA from the Yale School of Management, where he served on student government and was a winner of the Yale Law and Business Society Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Urvashi Gupta, Social Enterprise/Corporate Finance
Urvashi is part of IIX’s Social Enterprise/Corporate Finance Team.
Urvashi has prior experience doing corporate M&A in Singapore and has worked on acquisitions in emerging markets like Sub-Saharan Africa. Urvashi also worked as a management consultant at Bain & Co. in San Francisco, where she worked on cases in healthcare and education as well as private equity due diligence across a range of industries.
Urvashi holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the University of California-Berkeley.
Sam Lindsay, Investor Relations
Sam is part of the Investor Team at IIX.
Sam was an Equities Clerk for international investment bank ABN Amro. Following the acquisition of ABN Amro by the Royal Bank of Scotland, Sam joined the RBS Institutional Equities Team assisting in sales and executing domestic and international deal flow. He also previously worked at Sustainable Coastlines, a New Zealand based NGO dedicated to removing marine based debris along coastal areas in the Pacific Ocean.Sam is also a licensed Associate Advisor for NZ Capital Markets.
Sam holds a LL.B and BA, majoring in English from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
Lina Tang, Marketing & Communications
Lina is part of the Marketing & Communications Team of IIX and Shujog and oversees the internship programs of both organizations.
Lina previously worked for Starbucks China, developing and expanding its corporate social responsibility efforts in the northern China markets. Lina also worked for the Grameen Foundation as its China Liaison where she learned and witnessed first-hand the positive impact microfinance and social enterprises can have in empowering people and communities in need. She has lived in Beijing, Washington DC, Hong Kong, and Taipei.
Lina received her BA at the University of Washington.
Saskia Werther, Business Development
Saskia Werther is part of the Business Development Team at IIX.
Saskia previously worked for Fortis Bank and ABN Amro in the Netherlands and the Caribbean, focusing on business development and project management in various business lines as well as within the merger between the two banks. Prior to joining IIX, Saskia spent six months with a Singapore based Social Enterprise focused on financial education for migrant workers. She shas volunteered for NGOs in the areas of women’s rights, refugees and poverty eradication in the Netherlands and Thailand.
Saskia holds a LLM in European, Dutch and Comparative Law from Maastricht University and a MSc in International Political Economy from Nanyang Technological University.
Tomithy Too, Technology and Marketing
Tomithy oversees the Technology of IIX and Shujog and is part of the Marketing & Communications Team of both organizations.
Tomithy previously worked in product management at a US-based Business Analytics company, focusing on marketing content development and writing technical guides to support sales. He has also participated in the competitive Google Summer of Code Program. In addition, he has lead different college projects including a theatre production, a forum-cum-carnival to promote social entrepreneurship project to youths on campus and cross-city research project on exploring how social enterprises collaborate.
Tomithy has graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BSc. in computational biology and a minor in Technopreneurship.