Michael N. Wilkens

Michael N. Wilkens

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Advisor

Michael is an Executive Advisor specialized in Business Model Innovation and Strategy Development. He has worked 15 years as Executive Advisor across cultures - primarily in Scandinavia, UK, US and the German markets as well as 8 years as Director in a large Nordic IT-company. His primary areas of expertise are Corporate Innovation – designing future growth engines for large companies as well as facilitating Strategy Development processes for start-ups and medium-sized companies. Developing non-profit organizations using the Mission Model Canvas is a particular passion.

Michael has advised many large corporates on innovation such as Bayer, Lego, Microsoft, Merck and SAB Miller and he has led more than 150 strategy development processes for medium-sized companies.

Michael is an experienced entrepreneur making him a sought-after investor, mentor and Board Member in start-ups and growth companies. He has a very strong track record in creating growth and is currently holding the position as Chairman of the Board in four companies.

As a pioneer in the use of the Business Model Canvas and co-author of the best-selling management book The Business Model Generation (Wiley, 2010), Michael frequently speaks about Innovation and Strategy at events and in Masterclasses.