Kanika is a development professional with over 7 years of experience in inclusive markets across emerging geographies. She has experience in cause marketing and building collaborative communities to support entrepreneurs and young leaders. Kanika has been part of the core team managing Sankalp Forum, a global multi-stakholder platform that recognizes and celebrates high impact entrepreneurs through the Sankalp Awards and enables collabroation and network linkages with key stakeholders through the Annual Sankalp Summit. She has been responsible for initiating Sankalp Forum in Africa and has successfully delivered 2 annual summits and enterprise award programs. She is responsible for managing the overall delivery of the Sankalp Forum, managing grants from key strategic funders like DFID, Shell Foundation, FMO and Doen Foundation. She also manages relationships with all key stakeholders in the East African market including government/quasi government agencies, corporations, investors and advisors. As part of her enterprise engagement responsibilities, Kanika was responsible for sourcing and conducting early due diligence on high potential social enterprises from Africa and India and creating an environment conducive to their growth with capacity building for investment readiness as the key focus area. Prior to Intellecap, Kanika worked as an Account Planner at the international advertising agency TBWA. Kanika has a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Communications from Osmania University in Hyderabad and a Diploma in Corporate Law from London School of Economics.