Duriya Farooqui, President – Point A Center for Supply Chain Innovation
Duriya Farooqui is the president of Point A, an innovation center founded by Georgia-Pacific that brings together corporations, startups, and universities, to tackle supply chain challenges by leveraging emerging technology. She is responsible for leading the center’s strategic direction, operations and innovation. She brings to Point A over two decades of experience in executive leadership and operational transformation, in both the public and private sectors.
Early in her career, Duriya served as a research analyst and consultant at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. She went to work for the City of Atlanta in 2007, focusing on performance and operational management. She served as the city’s chief operating officer from 2011-2013, where she was responsible for managing all operating departments with a budget of over $2 billion, including public safety agencies and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Duriya then joined Bain & Company as a principal, working with corporate clients on a variety of consulting engagements that covered transformation, customer analytics and growth strategy. Most recently, Duriya was the executive director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress, a public-private coalition of corporate CEOs, civic leaders and the Mayor, focused on critical investments in the city’s future. In that role, she was involved in the launch of Engage, a venture fund and accelerator backed by global Atlanta companies, to drive collaboration between corporations and entrepreneurs.
Duriya earned a master’s degree in public administration and international development from the Kennedy School at Harvard University, and a bachelor of arts degree in economics and mathematics from Hampshire College. She is on the board of directors of the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) and its subsidiaries, including the New York Stock Exchange. She also co-chairs the NYSE Board Advisory Council focused on improving diversity on corporate boards. Engaged in civic leadership, Duriya is a trustee of Agnes Scott College and serves on the governing board of the Woodruff Arts Center. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and Advisory Board of the Harvard Diversity Project.