Arjun Durr

Venture Associate
Being a program officer for Global Venture and Fellowship, Arjun supports the search, selection and fellowship engagement processes of Ashoka Fellows from all over the world who are both in the process of joining and are already a part of the Ashoka community. Growing up in the Deccan (South Central India) he became aware of poverty in rural communities plagued by frequent droughts and general lack of development at an early age. Arjun's desire to create a positive change in the society and environment around him led him to create Heart & Soul, a company that uses drought resistant wholegrains like sorghum in place of water guzzling crops like wheat and rice to make a range of what turns out to be fibre rich, artificial additive free health foods. Arjun graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor's of Social Science majoring in Social Anthropology and Political Science.