Alastair Lukies is a British entrepreneur who has a proven track record of turning visions and concepts into real businesses. He founded Monitise in 2003. Three years later, Monitise was recognised as a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum and in June 2007 Alastair led the company’s demerger from Morse and public listing on the LSE’s AIM market.
In January 2014, Alastair was appointed as a Business Ambassador and advisor for the financial services industry by the UK Government. He was named Non-Executive Chairman of Fintech industry body, Innovate Finance, at its launch in August 2014. Alastair was also appointed the Chairman of Syntheo, a joint-venture between Santander and Monitise, created to invest in and build Fintech businesses across the planet.
Alastair Lukies was awarded a CBE for services to mobile banking and charity in June 2014, and was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 Growing Business Awards.
Prior to conceiving, financing and successfully building Monitise, Alastair was a co-founder of epolitix.com, the portal for Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved institutions. Alastair was Chief Executive of Monitise for 12 years, and continues to lead key relationships with partners, industry stakeholders and major shareholders, plus corporate development for the global Monitise business.
Alastair’s indepth 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 in the UK, Europe and internationally.
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