Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff

Outthinker Networks

Kaihan Krippendorff is the CEO of Outthinker Networks, a global think-tank of strategy and innovation executives shaping the future of business. A sought-after keynote speaker, Global Gurus and Thinkers50 recognize Kaihan as one of the top 30 global thinkers in strategy and innovation. His work helps organizations generate breakthrough ideas that drive transformation and growth in our accelerated world of change. 

Leveraging skills and experience from McKinsey and Company with rigorous research of emerging trends, Kaihan designs practical business tools that he delivers through engaging and hands-on experiences.  He is an innovation catalyst to business leaders and CXOs of some of the world’s most admired companies. To date, his work has generated over $2.5B in new annual revenue for clients that include Aetna-CVS, JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin, Proctor & Gamble, IBM, and Yahoo.

A prolific writer, Kaihan has published five bestsellers including Outthink the Competition and Driving Innovation from Within. Amidst a dizzying schedule of keynotes, workshops, ongoing research, and writing, Kaihan still finds time to teach for Wharton Executive Education, Florida International University, and New York University; host the Outthinkers podcast; and play 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. 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.