Duriya Farooqui is a board member and former C-suite leader with a proven track record of business transformation and innovation, and extensive experience guiding Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 global public companies. Farooqui has served in a variety of leadership roles, including COO for the City of Atlanta and President of Supply Chain Innovation at Georgia Pacific. Farooqui currently serves as a Board Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG) and Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE). She also serves on the boards of the New York Stock Exchange and ICE NGX, which are subsidiaries of ICE. In addition, she co-chairs the NYSE Board Advisory Council that is committed to advancing diversity on corporate boards. Farooqui is the 2021 recipient of OnBoard’s 19th annual Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans award in recognition of her transformative endeavors serving on public boards and championing diversity.
Most recently, Farooqui was President of Supply Chain Innovation at Georgia Pacific. In this role, Farooqui was responsible for driving supply chain transformation and leading a center for innovation where over 40 companies came together to solve supply chain challenges through rapid experimentation, digital technology, and collaboration across industries.
Prior to this role, Farooqui was Executive Director of Atlanta Committee for Progress (ACP), an organization focused on critical economic development investments in Atlanta, where she led a unique public-private partnership of thirty CEOs (including Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Home Depot, UPS and Invesco), university presidents, civic leaders, and the Mayor. As chief executive for the organization, Farooqui was responsible for setting a clear vision and strategy, and working with CEOs to develop action plans against ACP’s priorities. She helped execute the launch of Engage Ventures, a first-of-its-kind innovation platform comprised of category leading corporations in the Southeast that support and invest in startups building enterprise solutions. Farooqui served first as an officer where she secured support of founding member corporations, and later as Senior Advisor where she helped design and advise Engage’s operating model for the go-to-market program.
Before joining ACP, Farooqui was a principal at Bain & Company, where she advised and worked with Fortune 1000 companies on growth strategy, transformation, and commercial excellence.
Previously, Farooqui served as the Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta. In this role, Farooqui led all operating departments of the city, spanning a $2B budget, 7,000 employees as well as the busiest airport in the world. At the start of her career, she worked with the Center for International Development at Harvard University, World Bank, and Center for Global Development.
Farooqui earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics from Hampshire College, and a Master of Public Administration and International Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Active in civic leadership, she is a Trustee of Agnes Scott College, a Governing Board Member of the Woodruff Arts Center, and on The Carter Center Board of Councilors. Farooqui currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her family.