About Kaihan: Business Strategist and Top Keynote Speaker

ABOUT KAIHAN

DR. KAIHAN KRIPPENDORFF

STRATEGY, GROWTH, AND TRANSFORMATION EXPERT, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AUTHOR, AND CONSULTANT

Kaihan Krippendorff has made a commitment to helping organizations and individuals thrive in today’s era of fast-paced disruptive technological change. Kaihan is known for his ability to turn difficult concepts into easy-to-understand ideas that drive meaningful outcomes and actions. He is an internationally recognized thought-leader, battle-tested consultant, and sought-after keynote speaker (in-person and virtual) on the topics of strategy, growth, and transformation.

He began his career with McKinsey & Company before founding the growth strategy and innovation consulting firm Outthinker. His growth strategies and innovations have generated over $2.5B in revenue for many of the world’s most recognizable companies including JP Morgan Chase, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Raytheon, and Yahoo!

Named to the Thinkers50 list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led, Kaihan is a best-selling author of five books, most recently the Edison Award nominated,  Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs.

Kaihan is founder of the Outthinker Strategy Network, an exclusive network of Chief Strategy Officers from large organizations with over $1B in revenue. A trusted advisor to these Fortune 500 Strategy Executives, Kaihan is known for facilitating powerful conversations that create strategic clarity and yield actionable and impactful ideas for this diverse cross-industry group.  

Amidst his dizzying schedule of keynote speeches, consulting projects, ongoing research and writing, Kaihan still finds time to teach at business schools throughout the US and internationally (including NYU and FIU), contribute regularly to Fast Company and other major business media outlets, host the Outthinkers Podcast, and play an active role on the advisory boards of a growing roster of national and international companies. 

He earned a MBA at Columbia Business School and London Business School, a Bachelor of Science in finance from Wharton Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and he holds a Doctorate of Science in economics.

With a mother from Bangladesh and a father from Germany, Kaihan brings a holistic, diverse, and global perspective to everything he does. His work has brought him to 58 countries all over the world. He speaks three languages and has lived or spent significant periods of time in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific. He lives in Greenwich, Conn., with his wife and three children.

Kaihan is a top business strategy, growth and transformation keynote speaker that has helped inspire, motivate, and arm hundreds of thousands of people with the tools and mindset needed to win the future.

STRATEGY | GROWTH | TRANSFORMATION