Philippe Kern


Philippe is the founder and managing director of KEA – Europe’s leading consultancy and research center on culture and creative industries. KEA has an office in Shenzhen (China) since 2012. KEA helps territories managing cultural and creative resources to deliver innovation.
Philippe has 25 years’ experience in the world of culture, creative industries, public affairs and legal advice. He is a specialist in culture economics, copyright, anti-trust and trade law. He has led a range of research and strategy programs at European level, notably for the European Commission and the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and WIPO. Philippe set up IMPALA in 2000. He was former Director of Public and Legal Affairs of PolyGram (now Universal) and head of the IFPI Brussels office.