PHILIPP KRISTIAN DIEKHÖNER
FORTUNE 500 INNOVATION STRATEGIST &
AUTHOR THE TRUST ECONOMY
Philipp Kristian is an Asia-based Fortune 500 finance innovation leader, preeminent voice on FinTech/InsurTech in Asia and a pioneer in the emerging field of digital value proposition design.
Over a decade, his whirlwind career across eclectic innovation roles and ecosystems shaped the future of startups, corporates and the public sector. He joined FutureBrand as its first innovation hire in Asia, became a founding member of LumenLab, MetLife's first global R&D hub, and moved to Manulife's LOFT in early days to drive its innovation strategy and delivery across 12 markets in Asia. Besides, he helped some of Singapore's major start-up success stories in their early days and wrote a book on how digital trusted intermediaries and the startups behind them are reshaping society. For the past 11 years, he has also been actively taking strategic design projects from a global clientele.
Philipp brings a unique fusion of deep innovation, business strategy, design thinking and branding expertise that make him a Swiss army knife for innovation. Fuelled by a mix of logic, intuition, analysis and creativity he creates transformational value propositions from deep human insight — synthesising complex inputs into simple, beautiful solutions.
Philipp has passionate interest in shaping the future of Fintech and Insurtech in Asia — as a bridge between corporates, start-ups and customers. From blockchain to artificial intelligence, smart contracts to chatbots, he is deeply immersed in game-changing work and loves to enrich the innovation domain, contributing to major events and publications (Economist Intelligence Unit, Techsauce Summit, Insurance Business, Marketing Magazine, Esquire, e27).
Philipp was recognised among 100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow at St. Gallen Symposium, is a KAIROS Asean Fellow and alum of the d-school, a global leader in design thinking education.
In his leisure, Philipp is a yogi, model, avid traveller and advocate of his home country, Germany.