Nurfarini is co-founder and CEO at myHarapan, a Foundation 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 MDeC of Malaysia and headed the Project Management & IT services unit under the Technopreneurs Development Department. She has 15 years of start-up experience and also did 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 Congress, India. She is also part of the SEALA network.
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. We also co-organized the Global Social Business Summit 2013, and launched their Social Venture/Business Fund to provide access to funding for start-up Social Businesses and Entrepreneurs.