Durreen Shahnaz, the founder and chairperson of Impact Investment Exchange Asia, was named a 2010 TED Fellow  in recognition of her work with IIX. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.”

Shahnaz is among the 25 global TED Fellows who will participate in TED2010, the annual conference Feb. 9-13, in Long Beach, California, which invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak and then makes their talks available at TED.com.

TED Fellows demonstrate remarkable achievement in their field of innovation and excel in the technology, entertainment, design, science, film, art, music, entrepreneurship and nonprofit worlds.

Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) will be a stock exchange for social enterprises to raise growth capital and broaden their impact on poverty alleviation and development.