A true entrepreneur with an exceptional drive for building tomorrow’s business is a good way to describe Patrik Illerstig. If you ask Patrik, he would label himself as curious, impatient and stubborn. He gets his energy from building both teams and businesses from scratch, and is passionate about combining commercial thinking with digital to create consumer products or solutions.
Patrik went straight from business school to a fast career within McKinsey & Company. Recognizing his own drive to build on ideas, turning them into business results made him leave a successful consultancy life to the benefit of the e-commerce jungle.
After a crash course in building online ventures with Rocket Internet, Patrik established Qliro AB in 2013 – an online payments and consumer finance company. After four years as its CEO, Patrik had launched multiple complex B2C and B2B products, gone from zero to 160 employees and over 2 million unique end users across the Nordic countries.
Today Patrik is the CEO for Care by Volvo, a direct consumer product from Volvo Cars. Breaking the mould for what the automotive industry has spent decades to build, in order to offer consumers a different kind of car ownership. Utilizing both digital and commercial thinking to the benefit of a consumer solution.