Philipp Wachter

Partner & Managing Director

wdp GmbH – a valantic company

Digital strategist with a hands-on, entrepreneurial approach

“Shaping successful digital transformation requires holistic analysis, an understanding of the consequences, rational decision making and sustainable execution. We help decision-makers do just that.”

“How is digitalization impacting us and our business model, and what opportunities and risks does it pose? How should we proceed?” Philipp Wachter helps C-level executives and their teams decide where and how they can meet the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation. In doing so, he places great emphasis on holistically viewing of the situation and defining the objectives while taking organizational requirements and opportunities into account.

Philipp’s profound experience is based on highly successful entrepreneurial activities of his own, top management positions at transitioning companies as well as many consulting projects. His expertise in the areas of strategy, sales and product and organizational development are the basis and guarantee for his deep understanding of his clients’ issues and for his results-oriented consulting approach.

To transform his own entrepreneurial vision of effective consulting into reality, Philipp founded wdp – wachter digital partners in Cologne in 2009 and brought wdp into valantic in 2021. Prior to this, he played a key role in establishing and shaping key business areas of the OnVista Group, during which time he founded the health platform and the Ligatus marketing and sales network (now Outbrain). As Managing Director of the Handelsblatt Media Group, he was responsible for the strategic and operational activities of the Digital division, and he was Head of Digital Strategy at the Georg von Holtzbrinck Media Group. Further professional positions at consumer goods manufacturers and industrial companies as well as in the project and change management division of Roland Berger Management Consultants complement his broad professional experience.

Philipp studied European Business Administration in Germany and England and received his double diploma from the Business School ESB Reutlingen and Middlesex University London.