Mathias Cobben

Senior Consultant
Mathias Cobben is the practice leader for Innovation & Growth at BlinkLane.  His expertise lies in business model innovation and corporate strategy.

He advises C-level management on keeping the balance between the exploitation of existing opportunities, and the exploration of new ones. He holds a master's degree in General Management of Vlerick Business School and was exchange student at the University of California at Berkeley.

Clients mostly value Mathias’ wide-angle perspective on problem solving, as he is constantly scanning the outside world on how trends and changes can impact the future of what they do. He is good with challenges that have no obvious solutions, and therefore require a resourceful approach.

About Mathias


  • Business model innovation
  • Business agility
  • Business strategy
  • Design thinking


  • 2013 – now BlinkLane Consulting
  • 2010 – 2012 Research associate at Vlerick Business School, Belgium


  • Master in General Management at Vlerick Business School, Belgium
  • Master in Architecture at Antwerp University, Belgium
  • Master exchange Program at University of California at Berkeley, USA