CEO of Academy Germany
Philipp Leipold is a passionate HR professional with an extensive theoretical and practical background in psychology, teaching, coaching, and management. Philipp has been Managing Director of Academy Germany since January 2018 and planned and implemented the Swedish company’s German market entry. Philipp is responsible for all activities in the areas of corporate strategy, sales and operations, for building up and expanding the German customer base, and continuously optimizing the applied pedagogic principles. Besides Philipp’s engagement within Academy, he is working as a university lecturer for psychology and coaching, as a speaker and author, and a freelance business coach.
Academy is a school for adults focusing on accelerated learning programs that trains participants to become IT consultants within 12 weeks. Participants are selected using an innovative potential-oriented recruitment process and receive comprehensive IT competence free of charge and independent of their previous career. Graduates work immediately after the programs as permanent IT consultants for German customers of the sister company Academic Work, Scandinavia's largest personnel service provider for young professionals. Academy was founded in Sweden in 2015 and is now successfully represented in Sweden, Germany, Finland and Norway.