Philip Hammarskjold

Executive Chairman


Consumer Services & Retail
Energy & Industrials
Information, Content & Business Services

Philip is the Executive Chairman of Hellman & Friedman and serves as the Chairman of the Firm’s Investment Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. He previously served as the Firm’s Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2017 and Co-CEO in 2018.

Philip joined H&F in 1992. He is currently a Director of Cordis and Circana and was formerly a Director of numerous portfolio companies, including, AlixPartners, Caliber Collision, Catalina, Change Healthcare (formerly Emdeon), Digitas, DoubleClick, GeoVera Insurance Group, Goodman Global, Grocery Outlet, Texas Genco and Young & Rubicam. Prior to H&F, Philip was employed by the Corporate Advisory Department of Dominguez Barry Samuel Montagu in Sydney, Australia and by the Merchant Banking Department of Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York.

Philip is active in the philanthropic community and currently serves as the Chairman of the UCSF Foundation Board of Directors, the Vice Chairman of the Princeton University Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors of the International Rescue Committee. 


Princeton University
Harvard Business School, MBA (Baker Scholar)