Alexander Osterwalder

Author, Business Model Alchemist


Dr. Alexander Osterwalder is an author, speaker and advisor who focuses on business model innovation, strategic management and management innovation. He founded He is also a founding member of The Constellation, a globally active, not for profit network where knowledge management methods from the private sector (particularly BP) help the health sector to better respond to the challenges of HIV/AIDS and Malaria. An inaugural member of the Open World Initiative (OWI) of the Evian Group at IMD, Switzerland, Dr. Osterwalder holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Business Model Generation, the book Dr. Osterwalder co-authored with 470 Business Model Canvass practitioners from forty-five countries, offers the reader a practical, simple but tested tool for improving or creating a new business model to adapt to the harsh reality and competition an organization is faced with.