Mr.Durrani is the CEO of American Halal/Saffron Road (www.saffronroadfood.com),the first halal product to be sold nationally in all Whole Foods Stores and now 4,000 other retail food stores. Mr. Durrani is also President of Condor Ventures. His entrepreneurial ventures have resulted in a successful track record of building niche-branded food companies, using grassroots marketing with natural food consumers to capitalizing on guerilla tactical distribution strategies with major supermarket chains. He founded Vermont Pure/Crystal Rock Water Co in 1991. Mr.Durrani was also a principal investor and financial partner in Stonyfield Farms, Inc. ($350 million) led its sale to Groupe Danone in 2001. He was also a principal of Delicious Brands, Inc., which he scaled, with the financial backing of Carl Icahn to become the 5th largest cookie brand in the U.S.
He is a Director for READ Global , funded by the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation He also served on the Board of Social Venture Network and has been recognized as one who engineered “20 Ideas That Changed The Way The World Does Business”. The select list of these inductees include: Ben Cohen , Gary Hirshberg(Stonyfield Farms), Muhammad Yunus,and Steve Case(AOL).
Mr.Durrani sits on the Board Columbia Engineering where he is also Chairman of Entrepreneurial Advisory Board. Most recently, he was hosted by the Vatican and Ambassador to the Holy Sees (www.vatican.va) as one of only two American Muslims to be a speaker on “Interfaith In Business” in October 2010, in Rome, Italy. Mr. Durrani was also cited in 2011 as one of 100 Muslim Heros.