Patrik Sandin

ExO Ambassador

Entrepreneur, consultant, and innovator—Patrik Sandin draws upon 20 years of experience from leading management consultancies in strategy, business model innovation, mergers and acquisitions, supply chain systems, and change management.


Patrik is passionate about developing business models for, and assisting companies to profitably manage the transition to a sustainable and abundant future! He has over 20 years of experience as a management consultant working on strategic transformation, M&A, innovation and sustainability related projects for some of the world’s largest companies and Private Equity houses on high-profile projects and deals. Patrik was an early pioneer in the field of Business Model Innovation and co-developed the iPad app "Business Model Toolbox" together with Prof. Alexander Osterwalder, the inventor of the Business Model Canvas. Having lived and worked in 6 countries he is now based in China since 2012 where he has become recognized as a leading expert on corporate Innovation and sustainability, frequently invited as keynote speaker, panelist, moderator or judge at conferences such as Shenzhen High-tech Fair, IGEA-UN Green Economy Prosperity Forum, World Green Design Forum, Hult Prize and TEDxChongqing to name a few.



- 2016, NexGen Hong Kong Singularity Master Class, **Singularity University**

- 2014 – 2016, Peter Diamandis' **A360 Digital**, Salim Ismail's **Exponential Organizations**,

- 2013, Exponential Technologies @ Summit Europe, **Singularity University**

- 2011 - 2012, Sustainability for Leaders I and II, +Strategic Life Cycle Assessment, **The Natural Step **

- 2001, Certificates in Strategy and Game Theory, **the London School of Economics**

- 1992 - 1995, BSc. in Business Administration, **International University of Monaco **



- Strategy, Business Model Innovation, Organisation and Process design, Sustainability

- Corporate Finance / Commercial and Operational Due Diligence / Post-merger integration

- Performance improvement / Cost Cutting /TQM and LEAN



- Swedish (Native), English (Fluent), French (Moderate), German (Beginner), Mandarin (Beginner)


Work Experience

- 2013 -, CEO of Thrive Together Limited **(T2L)** an innovation consultancy and Director, **The Natural Step** a sustainability NGO

- 2012 - 2013, Head of Guangzhou Office, **Business Sweden** (trade section of the Swedish Embassy)

- 1997- 2012, Management consultant with **Anpro** (productivity improvements), **Accenture** (Supply Chain Practice) **OC&C Strategy Consultants** and **Ernst & Young** (M&A) and **Centigo** (Business Model Innovation). Was a pioneer in using Business Model Canvas and co-developed the related ipad App, Business Model Toolbox with Dr Alexander Osterwalder

- 1995 – 1997 Sales representative, **Platinum Technology inc**. (software)


Sample Engagements: 

- **Multiple Chinese Clients**

- - Creating paradigm shifters by helping them to a) understand sustainability better than their competitors and make meaningful progress, b) define a higher Purpose (MTP), redesign organizations and creating ecosystem of partners for innovation

- **Electrolux** (Global project but focus on China, Korea, Singapore, US, Mexico and Brazil)

- - Lead the pre-deal strategy phase in evaluation strategic and operational fit between client and a potential Asian acquisition target

- **Volvo Group** (Global project))

- - Supported the new CFO in identifying root causes to increased global Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) expenses and designed actions for reducing those costs by increased global coordination, spend management and offshoring

- ** ABB Robotics**

- - Pricing strategy and product launch strategy project for a new innovative product

- **The Automobile Association (UK)**

- - Synergies realization after buy-out by Private Equity groups Permira & CVC Capital, focusing on purchasing (contract renegotiations) and call-center outsourcing

- **Grampian Country Foods (UK)**

- - Manufacturing strategy implementation, lean manufacturing, waste reduction and energy efficiency improvement,, design and implementation of new set of KPI’s and reporting tools

- **Betsson Sports Betting (Sweden, UK, Malta)**

- - Business Model Innovation project involving open innovation workshops with non-betting industry participants such as Stock Exchanges and Banks