Digital Innovation Strategy Leader and Author of The Trust Economy

Philipp believes trust drives our digital economy. He is a global keynote speaker on innovation, digital transformation and The Trust Economy.

‘Philipp is a rare talent. Vision, deep thinking, insight, connectedness and confident execution. He’s proven all.’
– Walter De Oude Founder and CEO of Singapore Life


Philipp looks at innovation and digital transformation through a trust lens. Alibaba to Carousell, Airbnb to Tinder: Tech companies are rewiring our notions of trust. The Trust Economy explains how a shift in trust patterns is changing our global economy. It reveals strategies used by the world’s most successful tech platforms to reinvent who, what and how we trust. The implications for people and companies are profound.

‘Philipp is one of the most creative yet astute thinkers I have met in my many years as an investor and an entrepreneur.’
– Abhishek Gupta Co-Founder of Circles. Life

Philipp is very much a practitioner. He finds great purpose in coming up with value propositions that people enjoy. As a consultant, he delivered 8-figure transformation projects. In corporate roles, he shaped Asia innovation activities of several Fortune 500s. He also helped create Circles.Life, Singapore’s digital telco. His eclectic background makes him a Swiss army knife for all things innovation. He maintains an extensive network across startup ecosystems in Asia.


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‘Philipp is hands-down one of the most creative, energetic, and passionate innovators that I know, and have had the pleasure to work alongside. He has an infectious energy whether it is in a training workshop, out in the field for research, or in a strategic boardroom.’
– Leon Voon, Innovation Enablement Lead, LOFT Asia


Philipp specialises in turning deep human insights into simple and beautiful ideas. This makes him a much-booked keynote speaker at events around the world. His style is energetic, original and personal. He inspires his audiences with pragmatic takeaways that anyone can follow. He contributed to Esquire, Forbes, Economist Intelligence Unit and various media and industry publications.

Philipp graduated Cum Laude from the University of Groningen. His exchange semester at Singapore Management University left a lasting impression. He returned to Asia after a stint in Berlin at the d-school, 18 months of shaking up the family business, and a startup.

Philipp organises DrinkEntrepreneurs, Singapore’s most relaxed after work social event. He has been recognised as a WEF Global Shaper, St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow and KAIROS Fellow. In his spare time, he is a sailor and yogi.