Ilya L. Hoffman


Mr. Hoffman is a Founder and Managing partner of SWIT Capital. 


As investor, advisor and board member Mr. Hoffman is active in Consumer Goods, Retail, Real Estate, Finance and Technology industries. 


An academic researcher in the past, Mr. Hoffman has authored a number of publications on Discrete mathematics and Combinatorial geometry. He holds an Erdos number of 2.


An active philanthropist, Mr. Hoffman has been awarded several international prizes, including Sir Georg Solti foundation award for his input in the international cultural dialogue. 


Mr. Hoffman was educated at Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia) and has served as guest professor at The Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada).

He is fluent in Russian and English.

Peter A. Pokhvalin


Mr. Pokhvalin is a Founder and Managing Partner of SWIT Capital. 


His industrial focus is Consumer Goods, Retail, Technology, Media and Finance. 

Prior to co-founding SWIT Capital Mr. Pokhvalin was CEO of an international trade operator based in China, held management positions at L'Oreal and Cisco in Russia and Netherlands and managed an investment firm in the United States.

Mr. Pokhvalin is also active in non-profit initiatives in the fields of public health and education. 

He graduated from Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO University) and completed Executive Education programs at Cisco Academy (Amsterdam, Netherlands).


He is fluent in Russian, English and French.