Currently, Adnan is Chief Halal Officer of American Halal Co., Inc., a socially conscious food brand committed to sustainable farming practices, with a mission to promote interfaith dialogue, understanding, and harmony between Muslims, Jews, Christians, and all faiths. He previously served on the Board, and as Finance Chair of SVN. Adnan has been a pioneer in establishing quantitative proof that socially conscious and economically just business models can yield exponential triple bottom line profits for consumer product companies.
Adnan is also president of Condor Ventures, Inc., a venture firm devoted to strategic investing in natural food companies, as well as a Venture Partner of Blue Chip Venture Co. Adnan is a serial entrepreneur. He was the founder of Vermont Pure Holdings, the second largest bottled water company in the Northeast and the parent company of Crystal Rock Water Co. Adnan was also a financial partner of Stonyfield Farms Inc, whose private sale he assisted in leading to Dannone. He was also a principal of Delicious Brands, Inc., a struggling regional brand whose growth he led, with the financial backing of Carl Icahn, through a strategic roll up strategy to become the fifth largest cookie brand in US.
Adnan is also a director, treasurer, and finance chair of READ Nepal (Rural Education and Development Enterprise), a nonprofit devoted to building libraries in rural communities in Nepal & India and which is primarily funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also a Director of BKFK (By Kids For Kids) and OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America of NY). Adnan received his BS in electrical engineering and economics from Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences(SEAS) and serves on SEAS Board of Directors. He is a frequent lecturer at Columbia University and leads the Columbia Green Agenda program, a new "Socially Engaged Entrepreneurship" program at Columbia's Center for Technology , Innovation, and Community Engagement which promotes a green collar curriculum using community-based organizations in Harlem, NY.