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CEO, Board Director, Board Advisor, Entrepreneur

With over 25 years of C-suite experience in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, Philip has worked as an executive, entrepreneur, consultant and advisor across multiple industries. This multifaceted perspective has given him a keen understanding of the challenges facing business leaders operating in a global environment.

Philip has worked with leading companies such as Bose, El Corte Inglés, L’Oréal, Wildfire (acquired by Google), Ermenegildo Zegna, L2 (acquired by Gartner), and the Taubman Group, among others.

Recently, Philip co-launched and built a successful US-based AI predictive analytics firm in Europe, conducting big data-driven consumer insight projects for leading brands like Chanel, Burberry, Caterpillar, WPP/Peclers and Corinthia Hotels.

Philip currently serves as a Board Advisor in the US and Europe, working directly with founders on a broad range of strategic issues. Passionate about leadership and learning from shared experience, he currently serves as a Global Board member of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, Harvard University’s largest alumni organization with 18,000 members worldwide fostering a global entrepreneurial ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

Philip is a graduate of Harvard College cum laude (Government/International Relations) and has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Multinational and Entrepreneurial Management). He has a strong multicultural background – US, Italian and Argentinian – which has been enhanced with travel to over 130 countries. Based in Paris, Philip speaks English, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

I’m delighted to spearhead REF’s Global Executive Virtual Forum. Global executives face unique challenges working internationally, often having to navigate very different business contexts with complex dynamics.

REF’s transformative peer forums, based on collective intelligence, allow executives to gain cutting-edge insights, to build trusted, lasting relationships, and to become more effective and impactful leaders.