Philipp holds degrees in History and Politics and Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford. He has worked in management consulting and the start-up industry. Currently, he is finishing his Ph.D. in EU financial and fiscal politics at the University of Antwerp and is working as a freelance journalist. He is fluent in Russian and was previously based in Moscow, where he worked for media outlets such as The Moscow Times. For his project Faces oft he East
a collection of portraits and stories, he has regularly travelled to Ukraine and other countries in the post-Soviet space. He is co-running ostblog.org
, a photojournalism website focusing on Eastern Europe and former Soviet countries.