Born and raised between Kenya and Tanzania, Philipp has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of East Africa. Following a career in banking in Europe, Philipp returned to live and work in Sub Saharan Africa. He has held a variety of leadership positions overseeing hundreds of employees across various remote sites, gaining experience in dealing with cultures, operations, litigation and business.
Philipp is the Executive Director for SF’s sub-Saharan African business, responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance of key countries for SF Group. As a seasoned professional with over twenty years of commercial experience, Philipp is known for driving growth, maximizing operational excellence and delivering financial performance. He also served as Head of Special Projects and Head of Investigations within the group.
Alongside a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Nottingham University, an MBA from the University of Cape Town and Anderson business school (UCLA), Philipp speaks English, Swahili, German, and conversational French. He is also a seasoned bush pilot with over 1500 hours pilot in charge, and holds a Commercial Pilots License from The San Diego Flying School in the USA.