Frédéric Mazzella is the Founder and CEO of BlaBlaCar, the leading European ridesharing community that connects drivers with empty seats and people traveling the same way, so they can share their cost
Frédéric originally imagined a new transport network, built on people, when he could not get home one Christmas, several years ago. He had no car. The trains were full. The roads, too, were full of people driving alone in their car. It occurred to him that he should try to find a driver going his way and offer to share fuel costs…
BlaBlaCar was born.
Today, with more than 20 million members worldwide and several millions people transported per month, BlaBlaCar is making road travel social, money-saving and more sustainable.
Frédéric leads BlaBlaCar’s vision, focusing on the excellence of the product, brand communication and interactions with the ridesharing community.
Frédéric holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Stanford and a Masters of Physics from ENS Ulm (Normale Sup). Prior to founding BlaBlaCar he worked for 3 years as a scientific researcher, at NASA (USA), and NTT (Japan). Frédéric is a regular speaker in international conferences and medias (CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC….) on the theme of sustainable development, entrepreneurship, global marketplaces and building trust in online communities.
Frédéric is also an accomplished classical pianist and tweets @mazaic