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Philipp Schmidt


Associate | Transaction & Startup Support


Philipp is currently SVP of Strategy, Business Development & Digital at Pearson PLC and President of his own Media Investment Advisory Firm, Burgwalden Ltd. Philipp’s successful career has given him experience at some of the world’s largest television production studios, most recently Time Warner and Sony Pictures, where he has worked as a consultant and manager in devising investment strategies, overseeing acquisitions and spearheading growth opportunities for the brands’ subsidiaries.

Philipp has worked closely with three startups, including his own, and has experience in revising sales & product strategies and building sales forces to successfully increase revenues. Progressing form business development into management, he has overseen staff functions at Sony Pictures Television and worked to streamline the company, which subsequently broke EBIT positive 2 years ahead of plan. He has since worked to grow annual revenues in his current position at Pearson PLC through acquisitions, business & digital development and team reorganisation.

Philipp is also fluent in German and proficient at French and Japanese.


Education & Qualifications
BA English & Geography - Universität Freiburg, Germany
MA Media, Culture & Technology – University of Bedfordshire, UK
MBA – London Business School, UK


Directorships & community work
Judge - Goldman Sachs Global Social Venture Competition
Leader - intercultural course programme for 600 students from 70 nations


Location: Bermuda


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