Accelerating business model innovation, strategy and successful implementations since 1996.



Cecia Consulting is a business-oriented strategic agency based in central Stockholm, Sweden. The company was founded in 1996 (today the parent company) by Dr Staffan Hedén D.B.A. and after ten years of success, the name and business were moved to a new fully owned subsidiary in 2005.

Since its inception and for the past 25 years, the brand, Cecia Consulting, has continued to deepen knowledge of business models how these are affected by internal factors and external changes in the world around us.


Our focus is global, and we offer strategic advice to help national and international companies evolve, transform and adapt to achieve sustainable advantage in todays and tomorrow business environment. From a solid foundation in qualitative and quantitative methodology and analysis, we create data-driven insights that develop the client’s business.

We are fully focused on developing companies using business model innovation and through more knowledge develop better business design and safer processes in implementation. We do this with tools and models that have been developed and tested over time.


We have worked with entrepreneurial companies, family companies, listed companies, municipal – and state-owned companies in many different industries. More than 100 companies have undergone a whole process in business model innovation, analyses and one–to–one assignments. In total, we have conducted over 2,000 qualitative interviews and many quantitative studies.

Our target group is companies over 50 employees, about 300,000 out of 25 million companies in Europe. These include manufacturing and industry, construction and real estate, transport, health and healthcare, data and telecommunications, business services and others.



We develop companies from an already existing situation in an entire concept with a five step normative model. We do this by clarifying an introduction, highlighting the project and combining human and data driven insights to make a process more profitable through business model innovation.


With leading research methods and analytical capabilities, we offer deep analyses into a specific part of the business. By tackling questions related to the organisation, external environment or market, we help leaders make sense of complexity and insights that make their business grow.


Changing a business model requires more of today’s leaders, whether it is due to internal changes or what is happening in the outside world. Every business leader faces challenges unique to their situation. By fusing strategic and operational perspectives, our mentorship accelerates leaders’ abilities to develop their business.

Essential skills

Cecia Research Studio, CRS

Most of Dr Staffan Hedén’s research at Warwick Business School has focused on finding which factors contribute to a successful and profitable business model innovation process (BMI). The research has also developed new themes that can be used in different types of scientific analyses.

At the moment, the main focus of the work is to further deepen the companies different models used in implementation – the most frequent model is in five stages. This part of the business, CRS, will gradually presented further in articles, books and upcoming seminars.


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Dr Staffan Hedén

D.B.A. from Warwick Business School (WBS), Warwick University.

Founder/Senior Advisor/Researcher at Cecia Consulting AB.

Dr Sikander Khan

PhD in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)/Project Management from Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University (SBSSU).

Senior Advisor, MNCs, United Nations, Government and top business schools.

Hanna Lindsäter Hedén

M.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University.

Strategic advisor/Researcher/Manager at Cecia Consulting AB.