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Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff

Department of International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 457
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-2791


  • Master of Business Administration
    Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professional Activities

Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff began his career with McKinsey & Company before founding the growth strategy and innovation consulting firm Outthinker.  His growth strategies and innovations have generated over $2.5B in revenue for many of the world’s most recognizable companies including BNY Mellon, Citibank, L’Oréal, Microsoft, and Viacom.

Recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the top 30 management thinkers to look out for, Kaihan has written four business strategy books with a new book, Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs set to be published later this year. He is also one of eight people under consideration for the Thinkers50 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award in the category of Innovation – awarded to the person in the world that has contributed the most to our understanding of innovation in the past two years.

Amidst his dizzying schedule of keynotes, consulting projects, ongoing research and writing, Kaihan still finds time to be a consultant with Wharton Executive Education, faculty member of Florida International University, lecturer at business schools throughout the US and internationally, and member of 3 corporate advisory boards – a blockchain-powered transportation platform, an international food processing and exports company, and a B-corporation for sustainable lifestyle products.

He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, Wharton, Columbia, and London Business Schools and a doctorate in strategy. 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 public speakers on the topics of business strategy, growth, transformation and innovation.

Courses Taught

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship: New Business Development
  • Professional Development Module
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