Philipp Kristian is a global thought leader, keynote speaker and executive educator known for connecting the dots between trust, innovation, future and transformational leadership. As one of the youngest established voices on the international circuit, he represents a new generation of leaders advocating for intergenerational understanding at all organisational levels.

Philipp Kristian studies the human in transformation. His fascination for the art and science of complex change results from long-standing and ongoing research interests in mastering behavioural transformation at any scale. Drawing from extensive, complex innovation strategy mandates for Fortune500s across JAPAC, he transforms industries by humanising value propositions. As advisor to Founder-CEOs of eminent scale-ups, he contributed to re-shuffling Asian telecommunications and insurance sectors for good.

Philipp Kristian is the author of The Trust Economy (2017-English, 2018-German, 2022-Mandarin) and RESET (2021-English). His academic background spans international business (University of Groningen, Cum Laude), qualitative research and design thinking (HPI D-school). He has been a TEDx Speaker (2018), WEF Global Shaper (2018), KAIROS Society Global Fellow (2015-17) and St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow (2015).

As SMU Academy External Faculty, Associate Trainer with Singapore Civil Service College and CEDEP Faculty, he enjoys galvanising senior leaders in service of an extraordinary tomorrow where awakening is everything.