Alastair Lukies CBE is an award-winning entrepreneur and FinTech leader.
In 2003, Alastair founded mobile payment specialist – Monitise. Three years later, the World Economic Forum recognised Monitise as a ‘Technology Pioneer’.
In June 2007, Alastair led the Monitise demerger from Morse and it’s listing on the London Stock Exhange AIM market. During his time as CEO, Monitise grew to a market cap of $2 billion, employing 1500 staff across four continents.
In January 2014, Alastair Lukies was appointed as a Business Ambassador to the Prime Minister for the Financial Services Industry by the UK Government. Today, Lukies is the sole Business Ambassador for FinTech.
He was named Non-Executive Chairman of FinTech industry body, Innovate Finance, at its launch in August 2014.
In 2011, Alastair was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 Growing Business Awards and in 2014 was awarded a CBE for services to mobile banking and charity.
Prior to founding and building Monitise, Alastair co-founded epolitix.com, the portal for Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved institutions.
Alastair’s extensive knowledge of global retail banking, payments and the broader FinTech ecosystem, combined with a unique set of UK government, industry and entrepreneur relations make him well placed to help build and develop The Collective’s presence and momentum around the world.