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Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff

Internationally recognised thought leader and expert in business strategy, strategy growth, transformation, and innovation


North America

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Kaihan Krippendorff is committed to helping organisations 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 recognised thought-leader, battle-tested consultant, and sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of business strategy, growth, transformation and innovation.

Kaihan Krippendorff began his career as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company before founding the growth strategy and innovation consulting firm Outthinker. Growth strategies and innovations created through Outthinker have energised countless organisations, teams, and individuals all while generating over $2.5B in revenue for many of the world’s most recognizable Fortune 500 companies.

An accomplished author, Kaihan Krippendorff has written five books on business strategy, growth, and transformation. In his most recent book, ‘Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs’, he deeply researched and interviewed over 150 internal innovators and leaders in nearly every conceivable industry.

Kaihan Krippendorff was a member of the prestigious Thinkers50 Class of 2019 Radar group, a “dream team of researchers, advisers, entrepreneurs, and organizational leaders” to follow and hear from during 2019. He is also one of eight people shortlisted for the Thinkers50 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award in the category of Innovation which is awarded to the one person in the world that has contributed the most to our understanding of innovation in the past two years.

Kaihan Krippendorff founded The Outthinker Strategy Network, an invitation-only group of high-level strategists and innovators for large $1B+ organizations. Quarterly roundtables provide a unique opportunity for senior executives to take part in an intimate, candid, and forward-looking conversation with a network of peer professionals and the world’s most sought-after disruptive thinkers.

Regularly featured in key business media outlets, including BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Time, Fox Business, Fast Company, PBS, and Bloomberg Radio,  Kaihan Krippendorff is an advisory board member for a blockchain-powered transportation platform, an international food processing/exporting company, and a B-corporation focused on sustainable products and lifestyle.

Kaihan Krippendorff – Speaker

As a world-class speaker who has travelled to 58 countries across the globe, Kaihan Krippendorff brings a global, diverse, yet holistic perspective to everything he does. He has spent a significant amount of time in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific.

Kaihan Krippendorff lives in the USA and, although he speaks three languages, presents in English.

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  • “Kaihan is a uniquely engaging speaker; he energizes and inspires. He uses cutting-edge business examples to make complex subjects simple, and offers the right balance of entertainment and deep insight.”

    HEATHER DAVIS, President and Chief Investment Officer, Nuveen Private Investments

  • Kaihan Krippendorff “Kaihan is a uniquely engaging speaker; he energizes and inspires. He uses cutting-edge business examples to make complex subjects simple, and offers the right balance of entertainment and deep insight.”
    5 / 5
  • “Kaihan really understood the key messages we were trying to get across to our Senior Leadership team. He incorporated those key messages around strategy and innovation into his speech, which was energizing, practical and impactful.”

    DAN LEIB, CEO, Donnelley Financial Solutions

  • Kaihan Krippendorff “Kaihan really understood the key messages we were trying to get across to our Senior Leadership team. He incorporated those key messages around strategy and innovation into his speech, which was energizing, practical and impactful.”
    5 / 5
  • “Kaihan was on-point and relevant. His message is current for any organization wanting to grow. He did a great job of creating a working environment during his talk in which he outlined specific steps and a process to think differently. I had immediate take-aways.”

    JOHN TRIPOLI, President, Managing Directors Association of Northwestern Mutual

  • Kaihan Krippendorff “Kaihan was on-point and relevant. His message is current for any organization wanting to grow. He did a great job of creating a working environment during his talk in which he outlined specific steps and a process to think differently. I had immediate take-aways.”
    5 / 5
  • “Powerful messages and energizing examples that resonate. Incredible process. Can’t wait until next time.”

    ANTONY LEE, CEO, AIG Malaysia

  • Kaihan Krippendorff “Powerful messages and energizing examples that resonate. Incredible process. Can’t wait until next time.”
    5 / 5

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