About Girish

Girish Ballolla was born and raised in Bangalore before moving to the US in 1992 to pursue higher studies. He understands first-hand, the challenges students face in identifying and applying to universities abroad.


His commitment to provide Indian students with clear, reliable and comprehensive information regarding their overseas study options combined with his keen interest in internationalizing Indian and foreign institutions through mutually beneficial initiatives led to the creation of The International Knowledge Center, now known as the Center for Global Education, as of 2019.

He received a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. Prior to founding Gen Next Education, he has spent over 13 years in HR, 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 can be reached at