Peter BorchersFounder and Managing Partner at PBO
Peter advises CxOs of blue chip companies on digital issues. Until recently, he has helped build Allianz‘s new global venture unit „Allianz X“ and served as their CEO. Investments include Lemonade, Nauto, Formula-E, abracar, among others. Before joining Allianz, Peter founded and headed Deutsche Telekom‘s global incubator „hub:raum“ with offices in Berlin, Krakow and Tel-Aviv. Prior to that he co-founded and managed an internal innovation accelerator for Deutsche Telekom („T-Innovations“) as well as his own internet startup („everseven“), a marketplace for freelancers in the media industry. To foster entrepreneurship / intrapreneurship, Peter co-founded „ESCP U-SCHOOL“, an executive management program run by a group of successful entrepreneurs and the ESCP Europe Business School. It addresses the need for a more practical education for senior management, as well as for future entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, combining state-ofthe-art academic knowledge with real entrepreneurial procedures in today's most successful internet companies. As a member of the „Young Digital Economy Advisory Board“ at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) he served the German Government and advised on issues of the digital economy between 2015 and 2018. Peter is one of „La French Tech’s" German Ambassadors, actively supporting the sprawling Franco-German tech ecosystem. As part of the Young Global Leaders network, he is also a BMW Foundation „Responsible Leader“. Peter is a frequent moderator, keynote speaker, panelist and startup jury member as well as an active angel investor and advisor / mentor to several high tech companies.