ROLE PLAYERS 2017 - Nurfarini Daing

Nurfarini Daing

Co-Founder and CEO

Nurfarini is co-founder and CEO at myHarapan, a Foundation established in 2010 dedicated to helping youth achieve their true potential by empowering them to make positive social impact. She was previously the General Manager for 1½ years before assuming her role as CEO.

She was previously with the Multimedia Development Corporation of Malaysia and headed the Project Management & IT services unit under the Technopreneurs Development Department. She has 17 years of start-up experience including training and coaching for SMEs and unemployed graduates.

Nurfarini graduated from the University of Warwick, UK, in Accounting and Finance. She is an Alumni of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program in 2011 and has a Certificate in Teaching, Stamford College. In Feb 2015, she won the Social Innovation Leadership award by World CSR Day, India. She is also member of the Social Return on Investment network, South East Asia Leadership Network and the Asian Venture Philanthropy network. In 2015, she was a nominee for the Malaysian Great Women of our Time award by the Women's Weekly. She loves play and fun, and hopes to enable us to channel our inner child throughout our lives. She receives much help from her 3 children.

myHarapan or the Youth Trust Foundation, was established in August 2010 and has since then engaged over 25,000 Malaysian youth and funded over 120 various social initiatives. myHarapan is a social business advocate and uses it as its compass and also co-organized the Global Social Business Summit 2013, and launched their Social Venture/Business Fund to provide access to funding for start-up Youth-Driven Social Businesses and Entrepreneurs.