As the CEO, Girish is responsible for envisioning the strategic direction for Gen Next and spends most of his time nurturing relationships across the globe to further Gen Next’s mission of bridging Global Education.
Girish Ballolla was born and raised in Bengaluru where he completed high school before moving to the U.S. in 1992 to pursue a college education.
He received a B.S. in Genetics and Cell Biology and a M.S. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. Prior to founding Gen Next Education, he spent over 13 years in Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, Operations, and Supply Chain Management in a variety of industries in the U.S. ranging from chemicals to home improvement, from educational institutions to non-profits, from start-ups to a Fortune 500 company.
He’s a rabid Kansas Jayhawks fan, an avid reader, and a National Geographic junkie. A wanderlust at heart, when he’s not goofing around with his three daughters, Maya, Mala, and Shivaa in their Woodbury, MN home, you can find him eagerly awaiting the next boarding call.
- B.S., Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Kansas, 1995
- M.S., Higher Education Administration, University of Kansas, 1997