Philipp Kristian is an innovation leader in Singapore and expert in building trust and value in the digital age. His eclectic experience spans across innovation strategy in Fortune 500 financial services, startup advisory and entrepreneurship, and he currently focuses on Fintech and Insurtech. From blockchain to artificial intelligence, smart contracts to chat bots, robo-advisory, alternative investments, to reimagining insurance altogether, he is deeply immersed in pioneering initiatives.
Armed with unique perspectives, preeminent creativity and sharp business acumen, Philipp’s energy and empathy galvanises people to think and act differently. Immersion in all innovation schools of thought and a vast network in the startup and innovation community render him a swiss army knife for all things innovation.
In a whirlwind career across Europe and Asia, Philipp shaped new value propositions and experiences in startups and corporates. He was FutureBrand Singapore’s inaugural innovation strategist, joined LumenLab, MetLife’s first R&D hub as a founding member and then moved to Manulife’s newly minted Asia LOFT. He is a St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow, KAIROS Society ASEAN Fellow and alum of the dschool, a global leader in design thinking education.
Philipp loves to enrich the innovation domain by sharing creations and ideas in preeminent publications and conferences — including The Economist Intelligence Unit, Techsauce Summit, Marketing Magazine and local tech publication e27, where he blogs on FinTech and InsurTech. As an evangelist of Asia’s start-up ecosystems, he organises DrinkEntrepreneurs, a well-known startup event series with a global footprint.
In his leisure time, Philipp is a passionate yogi, closet poet, commercial model and avid Asia traveller.