Philipp Kristian


Fortune 500 Innovation Leader & Author

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Philipp Kristian is an innovation leader and author in Asia specialising in Fintech, InsurTech and transformational value proposition design. He has worked with Fortune 500 innovation teams and trailblazing startups with a pronounced interest in zero-to-one environments. An innovation strategy pioneer and design thinking champion, Philipp frequently appears on the international conference

circuit and was among 100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow featured at the St. Gallen Symposium.

Philipp Kristian is an Asia-based Fortune 500 finance innovation leader, preeminent voice on

FinTech in Asia and a pioneer in the emerging field of 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. By day, 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. By night, he helped some of Singapore’s major start-up success stories in their early days and wrote a book about how tech startups are creating digital trusted intermediaries and how

digitisation of trust is reshaping society.

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, roboadvisory to reimagining finance, he is deeply immersed in game-changing work. He loves to enrich the innovation domain, contributing to major events and publications (Economist Intelligence Unit, Techsauce Summit, Insurance Business, Marketing Magazine, Esquire,


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 and avid traveller.