Durreen Shahnaz, Founder and Managing Director
Durreen is the Founder and Managing Director of Shujog and the Founder and Chairwoman of IIX. 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 Treasurer and member of the Board at Shujog as well as the Managing Director at IIX.
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.
Angela Ng, Director of Finance and Administration
Angela is Director, Finance and Administration at IIX and Shujog.
Angela most recently spent three years working at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City where she was involved in the planning and proposal of various programmes and budgets for the approval of the United Nations General Assembly. Prior to that, she spends 12 years as a finance professional, specializing in initial public offerings, acquisitions and commercial finance in Asia. She was vice-president for corporate finance in a medical device company where she was the core team that listed the company on the stock exchange of Singapore and was involved in several acquisitions across Asia including a US$50m joint-venture acquisition in China.
Angela holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Second Upper Honors) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Liping Loong, Director of Impact Forum 2013
Liping is part of Shujog’s Impact Forum Team.
Liping joined Shujog as Director for Impact Forum 2013. She had over 20 years experience working in marketing communications and marketing roles across several Asian countries, in multi-national firms such as Standard Chartered Bank, Motorola and Estee Lauder Hong Kong and international advertising agencies such as Bozell Hong Kong and China, Bates Hong Kong and BBDO Beijing. Last 5 years were spent doing events and branding projects for Standard Chartered Bank, Maxi-Cash, Esprit Hong Kong that involved working with appointed advertising agencies from idea development to execution, controlling budget and timeline to liaising with internal business groups and external clients.
Daryl Capanzana, Marketing & Communications
Daryl is part of the Shujog and IIX 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.
Bilesh Ladva, Research
Bilesh is part of Shujog’s Research Team.
He previously worked as an English lecturer at Can Tho University, Vietnam while managing a non-profit to provide educational services to orphans as a Princeton in Asia fellow. He also worked as a Business Development Analyst for an educational social enterprise start-up designed to expand critical thinking skills for children across Ho Chi Minh City. In addition, he directed a successful crowdfunding campaign for a cultural exchange non-profit between Vietnamese and Cambodian university students.
Bilesh is also currently the Co-Founder of an online platform connecting donors with charities and orphanages in Ho Chi Minh City. Bilesh has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a certificate in Political Economics from Princeton University.
Weina Li, Research
Weina leads the Research work at Shujog.
Weina worked as a Sustainability and Climate Change consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, and a carbon accounting specialist across various European countries. She has extensive experience working with SMEs and Social Enterprises across the globe. Among other projects, Weina has led an impact assessment project in the Peruvian Andes, working with Alpaca farmers to help them enhance their economic capabilities and setting up a women’s handicraft social enterprise.
Weina has a BSc in Environmental Policy and Economics from the London School of Economics and a MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.
Lina Tang, Marketing & Communications
Lina is part of the Marketing & Communications team of Shujog and IIX and oversees the internship programs of both companies.
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.
Emily Perkin, Manager
Emily is a Manager at Shujog, where she leads on the Shujog ACTS technical assistance program, as well as supporting our advisory, research and impact assessment work.
An experienced management consultant, Emily has led a range of impact measurement, strategy and research projects for private, public and non-profit organisations across Asia and Europe. Organizations she has worked for include: the Japan International Volunteer Center, the UN World Food Programme and the Overseas Development Institute. In 2011, she co-founded an award-winning social enterprise in the UK.
Emily has an MA in Japanese Studies from Cambridge University and a Masters in International Public Policy from Osaka 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 Internship 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.
Katie Yewdall, Business Development
Katie is part of Shujog’s Business Development.
Trained as a Marine Biologist, Katie spent time advising businesses in CSR and waste and energy practices for a number of years in London, and has worked with a number of socially and environmentally concerned NGOs from Europe, Africa and Asia. Subsequently, Katie relocated to Malaysia to establish and operate her own marine conservation organization supported by her volun-tourism business in Malaysia for four years.
Katie has a Sc from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a MSc in Environmental Monitoring from King’s College, London.
Magnus Young, Research
Magnus is part of Shujog’s Research Team.
Drawing on extensive language training and internationally focused legal studies, Magnus’ key focus is the interplay between law, politics and economics in areas such as sustainable development, taxation, and public finance. He has previously worked with impact measurement for the Program on Social Innovation and Change at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), as an accountant for CEVA Logistics, and as a research intern at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Unitar), where he wrote a learning material on corporate governance and public finance.
Magnus holds a joint honors degree in Chinese and Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a dual MPA-MPP Masters degree in Public and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics and the LKYSPP.