Philip Wollen is a former vice-president of Citibank and was also a general manager at Citicorp. At age 34, Australian Business Magazine named him in the top 40 headhunted executives in Australia. At 40 years old, Philip decided to give all of his wealth away with warm hands and die broke. He jokes, “So far, we are right on budget!”
In 2005 he received the Order of Australia and in 2007 he won the Australian of the Year (Victoria) award.
His most unusual project is Kindness House in Melbourne, an incubator for NGOs. It is a large building, fully equipped with all mod cons and occupied by more than 300 highly qualified, energetic young people from over 40 NGOs.
Through his kindness and generosity, Philip Wollen brings crucial help to many charitable causes and inspires others to share his humanitarian values and ideals. His achievements in the business world mark him as a man of action and he channels this energy into practical outcomes for the causes he champions through the Winsome Constance Kindness Trust.
Supporting over 500 projects in 40 countries, his recent viral video ‘Animals Should Be Off The Menu’ has highlighted his philanthropic work.