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Anita Kirplani

Anita Kirpalani

Consulting Producer

A multi-hat professional working at the crossroads of social innovation, culture and media, Anita Kirpalani worked with Anne Aghion as an Associate Producer for several years at the very onset of what would become TURBULENCE. Over the years, she remained involved, recently re-engaging more formally to help shepherd the film’s foray into the world.

She started her career as the United Nations representative for the International Federation for Human Rights. Based out of New York, she also worked as a reporter/researcher for Newsweek International and as a correspondent for Youphil, the first French web publication dedicated to social innovation.

After five years in New York and Rio de Janeiro, she moved back to France to manage a large-scale European multi-disciplinary cultural event spearheaded by the French Mission du Centenaire, and which took place in Sarajevo in 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI. She then became Director of Development and Partnerships for leading French non-profit Article 1, which focuses on creating equal opportunity in the fields of education and professional development.

More recently, Anita Kirpalani was at Epic, a global foundation which seeks to empower and protect children, youth and our planet. There, she was rapidly promoted from Director, France to Managing Director Europe and lastly Chief Operating Officer.

In addition to her work with Anne Aghion, she does operational strategy consulting in the non-profit sector in Europe, and creative consulting with Kaimera Productions, a live performance organization, and others.

Half-Indian, half-French, Anita Kirpalani lives in Paris. She holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Master of Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris.

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