Philipp is concerned with the dynamics of urban transformation as one of the great challenges of our time. He is an evangelist for all things future and innovation and a strong promoter of Berlin as the capital of freedom, tolerance and innovation. Philipp has focused his work on sustainable urban innovation strategies in the areas of smart mobility, intelligent infrastructure, urban renewable energy and future city design. In his role as CEO of Tegel Projekt GmbH – a municipal company of the State of Berlin – he is responsible for the largest redevelopment project around Urban Technologies in Europe: converting an entire former inner-city airport into Europe’s central hub for future industries.
After several years, as senior consultant with McKinsey, where he specialised on high-tech and the telecommunication, information, media and electronics (TIME) industries, Philipp founded and built several companies in the digital space. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK), holds an MSc degree and a PhD in International Management and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).