Alexander Osterwalder (1974) is an entrepreneur, speaker and business model innovator. Together with Professor Yves Pigneur he invented the Business Model Canvas, a practical tool to visualize, challenge and (re-) invent business models. The Canvas is used by leading organizations around the world, like GE, P&G, Ericsson, and 3M.
Alexander is a frequent keynote speaker and has held guest lectures in top universities around the world, including Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, IESE and IMD.
The Business Model Foundry, his current start-up, is building strategic tools for innovators. Strategyzer.com and the Business Model Toolbox for iPad are the Foundry’s first applications.
Alexander holds a PhD from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland, and is a founding member of The Constellation, a global not-for-profit organization aiming to make HIV/AIDS and Malaria history.