Planning and organising projects requires strategic thinking and targeted management. Drawing on his degree in engineering and extensive project-management experience, Philipp Herpel has mastered these skills. Football is not only Philipp’s professional pursuit, but also his personal passion. He grew up in the terraces of German stadiums, has attended every football World Cup since 1990, first as a fan, and from 2002 onwards, also as a project manager and consultant for the sports industry.
Making a positive difference in football – that is what drives Philipp Herpel.
He has sweeping knowledge, excellent contact to experts in all areas of the sports industry, and profound international experience in planning and executing even multi-billion-dollar projects.
As a lecturer at the German Sport University in Cologne/Germany, Philipp Herpel has been teaching at the Institute of Sport Economics and Sport Management since 2010, helping students achieve their internationally-recognised MSc in Sport Management. He also holds an Executive MBA from Kellogg/WHU (Chicago, USA/Vallendar, Germany).
In the run-up to the 2006 World Cup, Philipp Herpel supported the project management team tasked with building the World Cup stadium in Cologne, Germany. He then took a seat on the football World Cup Organising Committee, serving as deputy head of the department for cities and stadiums. Together with his team for this project, he ensured that all stadium infrastructures were completed on time, on budget and on target in terms of quality for all World Cup venues.
Philipp Herpel is a passionate fan and dedicated supporter of FC Cologne.