Philippa White

Philippa White

Founder & CEO

I am the Founder and CEO of TIE. Born in South Africa. Grew up in Canada. Had an exchange in Thailand and moved to London UK where I worked in advertising.

I believe in the power of business and leadership to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. In 2005 I moved to Brazil and launched TIE. My goal was to unleash the potential of future leaders through self-discovery and experiential learning. And positively impact communities around the world.

TIE’s clients are some of the world’s biggest companies, and we help their people develop the vital competencies, innovative thinking and confidence necessary to drive their companies into the future. As each year passes, customers and employees alike are more worried about the purpose of the corporation. And TIE is helping companies and their leaders learn how to reach the societal and environmental demands of our age.

In direct response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 around the world, we went virtual, adding more opportunities to TIE's portfolio. We also launched our TIE Accelerator programme in August 2020. Here we allow individuals with the opportunity to make a real impact in their lives through life changing learning opportunities, whilst making the world a better place, without being sponsored by their companies.

An entrepreneur at heart, fascinated by leadership development, purpose, and sustainability, I have made it my mission to see just what is possible when you connect private sector skills, with the social sector, to make change.