Kaihan Krippendorff is the CEO of Outthinker Networks, a global think-tank comprised of corporate strategists, innovators, and intrapreneurs shaping the future of business. A sought-after management author and keynote speaker, Kaihan is an innovation catalyst to business leaders and CXOs of some of the world’s most admired companies. Kaihan helps organizations generate breakthrough ideas that drive transformation and achieve long-term growth in our accelerated world of change.

Kaihan has been recognized by Global Gurus and Thinkers50 as one of the world’s top business thinkers in strategy and innovation. Leveraging skills and experience from McKinsey and Company with rigorous research and analysis of emerging trends, paradigms, and future scenarios, Kaihan is known for developing practical tools that have 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!.

A prolific writer, Kaihan has published six bestsellers including Outthink the Competition and Driving Innovation from Within. Amidst a dizzying schedule of keynote speeches and ongoing research, Kaihan finds time to teach at Florida International University (the worlds #1 ranked program for international business), New York University, host off the Outthinkers Podcast, contribute regularly to a number of publications such as Fast Company, HBR and other major media outlets, and plays an active role on two corporate advisory boards.

He holds degrees and a doctorate in strategy from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, Wharton, Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Abo Akademie. Having lived on 5 continents with a mother from Bangladesh, father from Germany, and wife from Latin America – Kaihan is a global citizen who 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 business speakers in the world.