Kaihan Krippendorff is the CEO of Outthinker Networks, a global think-tank of chief strategy and innovation executives shaping the future of business. He has been recognized by both Global Gurus and Thinkers50 as one of the top 30 global thinkers in strategy and innovation. Krippendorff’s work helps organizations generate breakthrough ideas that drive transformation and growth in our accelerated world of change.
Krippendorff combines skills and experience earned while working with McKinsey and Company with rigorous research of emerging trends to design practical business tools that deliver. He is an innovation catalyst to business leaders and CXOs of some of the world’s most admired companies. To date, his work has generated over $2.5B in new annual revenue for clients that include Aetna-CVS, JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, IBM, and Yahoo.
A prolific writer, Krippendorff has published five books including the bestsellers, Outthink the Competition and Driving Innovation from Within. Amidst a dizzying schedule of keynotes, workshops, ongoing research, and writing, Krippendorff still finds time to teach for Wharton Executive Education, Florida International University, and New York University; host the Outthinkers podcast; and play an active role on two corporate advisory boards.
Krippendorff holds a doctorate in strategy and has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, Wharton, Columbia Business School, and London Business School. With a mother from Bangladesh, father from Germany, and wife from Latin America, Krippendorff is a global citizen who brings a holistic, diverse, and worldly perspective to everything he does.
Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus said, “Kaihan shows that with a compelling idea anyone can change the world” and that message has made him one of the most sought-after business speakers in the world.