Kanishk Kabiraj

Country Lead, India

Based in Mumbai

Kanishk is Country Lead in India and responsible for the implementation and development of TEGA India and Chhaa Jaa.

Kanishk is one of the founding members of the Girl Effect India team. A culture, media and brand specialist, he worked with global specialists and a core team of home-grown content creators, in partnership with CIFF India and Vodafone Foundation, to launch Girl Effect’s flagship program in India – Chhaa Jaa. Chhaa Jaa is an effort to leverage the flexibility of digital content, and the role it increasingly plays in the lives of teenage girls living in one of the fastest growing digital economies in the world. 

A student of rights movements and social purpose, Kanishk is passionate about using his learnings in the private sector, and his own lived experiences, to contribute to issues that matter in India. 

Prior to Girl Effect, Kanishk has held a variety of positions in advertising, qualitative research and brand strategy. Kanishk has a Masters in Communications Management from MICA, Ahmedabad, India. He studied Economics and History at Mumbai University.