Philipp Ries 

Industry leader travel, Switzerland

Philipp Ries has been working for Google since October 2010 and has been in different roles since then, including Country Manager for Google Ireland. He is a member of the management of Google Switzerland and is responsible for the partnerships in the travel sector. During his studies (Economics and Computer Science) at the University of Zurich, Philipp founded three companies in the areas of software development, sport portal and software outsourcing in Zurich and Hanoi (Vietnam). Afterwards, he worked for Hewlett Packard for six years in various sales and management positions. Besides his role at Google, Philipp also coaches startups and is on the Advisory Board Tourism of the University of Applied Sciences in Chur (Switzerland). He completed the Stanford Executive Program in California in 2014. 

Philipp is married and a proud father of a daughter. He loves to play sports and to laugh.