About Kaihan: Business Strategist and Top Keynote Speaker




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.

Kaihan began his career with McKinsey & Company before building two successful companies that he leads today. Outthinker — a think tank specialized in conducting research on business strategy, innovation, and technology and building corporate communities — and the Outthinker Strategy Network, a global peer network of senior strategy executives focused on helping them solve their most pressing challenges and staying ahead of the pace of change.

Recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the top innovation thought leaders in the world and ranked by Global Gurus as a Top 30 Management Professional of 2022, Kaihan has unique ability to turn difficult concepts into easy-to-understand ideas and practical tools. Kaihan’s Outthinker and work serves as a catalyst of meaningful action to drives outcomes for entrepreneurs, business leaders, and executives from small businesses, high-growth startups, large private companies, and the Fortune 50. To date his work has generated over $2.5B in new annual revenue for many of the world’s most recognizable companies including JP Morgan Chase, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Raytheon, and Yahoo!.

He is the best-selling author of five books, most recently the the Edison Award nominated, Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs as well as a new edition of his book, “Outthink the Competition: How Innovative Companies and Strategists See Options Others Ignore”.

Amidst a dizzying schedule of keynote speeches, consulting projects, and ongoing research, Kaihan finds time to teach at business schools globally (including NYU and FIU), host the Outthinkers Podcast, write regularly for Fast Company and other major media outlets, and play an active role on four corporate advisory boards.

He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, Wharton, Columbia, and London Business Schools and a doctorate in strategy. With a mother from Bangladesh, father from Germany, and wife from Latin America –  Kaihan brings a holistic, diverse, and global perspective to everything he does.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus has said, “Kaihan shows that with a compelling idea anyone can change the world” and that message has made Kaihan one of the most sought-after speakers on the topics of business strategy, growth, transformation, and innovation.

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.