Boris Pilichowski, CFA is a French national with an engineering degree from École des Mines de Paris and 17 years experience in capital markets and investments. He started his career in Asia in 1997 working as quantitative analyst for the trading floor of Indosuez-WICarr. There he gained exposure and understanding all major financial products and assets classes. In 1999 he joined Goldman Sachs in London as a sales person and became an equities proprietary trader in 2003. He subsequently worked at in the Proprietary Investment group of Morgan Stanley (2005) and Deutsche Bank (2009) before starting his own investment fund (Apson Capital) in 2011. Boris left capital markets in 2013 to focus more on advisory and coaching roles for private investment funds and start-ups.
In early 2016, during a consulting mission for Karhoo, he fell in love with the buoyant mobility sector and decided to join the start-up full-time to become an entrepreneur. After few months of excessive growth the company ran-out of steam and filed for bankruptcy. Boris never forgot the lessons learned. Still convinced by the potential of the Karhoo business proposal, Boris, alongside his partner Nicolas Andine, assembled a new management team and found new industrial backers in early 2017. Boris is today co-CEO of Karhoo with Nicolas. Together, with a team of 85 highly skilled individuals, they are building one of the most interesting start-ups in the new ground mobility sector. Their mojo “Better Together” invites all the entrepreneurs of the sector to join the Karhoo platform and share their dream of sustainable mobility for everyone.