Duriya Farooqui

Advisor, Corporate Engagement

Duriya works with Engage Ventures on corporate collaboration and access. She leads ACP, a board of 40 CEOs and Atlanta leaders that includes the 10 founding companies of Engage. She has deep experience in scaled operations, business strategy, and corporate engagement.

Duriya is Executive Director of Atlanta Committee for Progress (ACP), a coalition of CEOs (including Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Home Depot, and UPS), community leaders and the Mayor, focused on the most critical investments for Atlanta’s future. She is a Board Director of Intercontinental Exchange Inc. and the New York Stock Exchange. Duriya also serves as an Advisor to Engage Ventures.

Before joining ACP, Duriya was a principal at Bain & Company and has consulting experience in transformation, customer analytics, divestitures and growth strategy. Prior to joining Bain, Duriya served as Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta. She managed all city operations with a budget of $2 billion and over 7,000 employees. She is credited with restructuring city services, embedding data analytics in operations, negotiating an agreement with Delta Air Lines to open the international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and securing a 30-year agreement with AMB Group for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Duriya has an M.P.A. in International Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Hampshire College. Actively engaged in civic leadership, Duriya is a Trustee of the Woodruff Arts Center, Trustee of Agnes Scott College and was named among Atlanta’s 100 Most Influential People by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons, and enjoys traveling with a camera.


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