Kanika Gupta Shori is the co-founder & COO of Square Yards, a global real estate advisory consultancy. One of the brains behind the creation of the company, she has garnered significant media attention and has won several accolades such as “Young achiever”, “Woman Icon”. Square Yards is a technology-enabled O2O transaction and aggregator platform for Global real estate. In less than 4 years since inception, Square Yards has already become India’s largest real estate and fintech aggregator, with 2000 employees and presence across 10 countries and 40 cities.
Kanika is a multi-talented and a versatile person and has been associated with various social causes like empowerment of women and supporting women entrepreneur with COWE, Vision First (An NGO supporting Refugees in Hong Kong), Mother’s Choice (An NGO that helps children without families) & Hong Kong Green Homes (An initiative to better the society we live in).
A post graduate in management with specialization in finance, CFA Level 1 & a degree in Bachelor in Arts (Economics) from Delhi University; she has also dabbled in fields of investments and entertainment before starting Square Yards. After her professional stints in asset management, modeling and acting, wherein she worked with India’s reputed brands in Portfolio management and Indian Television Industry; she embraced motherhood. While bringing up two kids, Kanika decided to help her husband in managing their real estate portfolio. And therein started her passion for real estate, which led to the creation of Square Yards in October 2014.
She is also a certified Scuba Diver by Padi; trained dancer having knowledge of Salsa, Tango, Zumba, Kathak & Bollywood Dancing; an adventure sports enthusiast & love travelling and backpacking. Kanika currently lives in the UAE along with her husband and two children.