Philip Holler was born in Konstanz, Germany. He holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Mannheim. His courses were primarily focused on finance, operations, and renewable energy economics. During his studies, he spent one semester abroad at the UQAM in Montréal, Canada and one at the ESEADE, Buenos Aires, Argentina. In his gap-year, Philip learned Spanish and participated in various volunteering programs in South America. Over the course of his studies, he gained practical insights through internships in strategic procurement at Hilti and financial consulting at PwC. Further he is co-founder of the start-up YAB and CFO of VISUM Mannheim. Philip joined the accounting track of the CDSB in September 2021.