Adnan Durrani

Mr. Durrani is the founder/Chief Halal Officer of American Halal Co. Inc., and its flagship brand Saffron Road, which is the only halal product to be sold nationally, in over 20,000 major US retail food stores. Whole Foods has noted Saffron Road as one of the most successful new brand launches in recent history, having made the Inc 500’s list of fastest growing co.’s three years in a row. Adnan’s entrepreneurial ventures include Stonyfield Farms yogurt (sold to DANONE), Vermont Pure Spring Water Co, and Delicious Brands (Icahn Associates). For 30 years, he has been a pioneer in socially conscious and economically just business models that yield exceptional triple bottom line results. Adnan has been recognized as one of the entrepreneurs who engineered “20 Ideas That Changed The Way The World Does Business”. The select list of these inductees include: Ben Cohen (Ben & Jerry’s), Gary Hirshberg (Stonyfield Farms), Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize, Grameen Bank), and Steve Case (AOL). Saffron Road has been applauded by PR Week (Best Digital Campaign), CNN, NPR, Forbes for their successful social media& digital campaigns against Islamophobia. Mr. Durrani is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Visitors of Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and is also Co-Chair of Columbia’s SEAS Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. He was recognized by Obama’s White House , the Vatican, and the Ambassador to the Holy Sees for his “Interfaith In Business” model, where the Pope hosted him as a speaker at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He also served on the Board and as a former Trustee of Zaytuna College.