Adnan Durrani

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One of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, Adnan Durrani is Chief Executive Officer of American Halal/Saffron Road Foods in Stamford and President of Condor Ventures, Inc., a strategic investor in natural food companies. Saffron Road is the first Halal product to be sold nationally by Whole Foods and is now sold in 15,000 food stores in the U.S. Mr. Durrani has been recognized as one of the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who engineered "20 Ideas That Changed the Way the World Does Business." He founded Vermont Pure/Crystal Rock Water Co., the second-largest bottled water company in the Northeast, and was a financial partner of Stonyfield Farms, Inc., the leading organic yogurt brand. He was also a principal of Delicious Brands, Inc., which became the nation’s fifth largest cookie brand. A graduate of Columbia University, Mr. Durrani is Chairman Emeritus of Columbia’s Board of Visitors of the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is the former Director, Treasurer and Finance Chair of READ (Rural Education and Development Enterprise) Nepal, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded organization devoted to building libraries in rural communities in Nepal and India.