Alastair Lukies CBE

UK Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador For FinTech

One of the biggest names in the British FinTech industry, Alastair Lukies founded Monitise in 2003, growing the FinTech business to a market cap of $2 billion. The company was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. With a profound understanding of the industry he innovates in, Lukies has since gone on to serve as a government advisor.

After a short rugby career in his youth, Lukies joined sports hospitality company, ICM. Before long though, he had the entrepreneurial itch and co-founded Epolitix.Shortly after, Lukies co-founded the financial services business, Monitise.

Monitise enjoyed exponential growth and was listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM by 2007. It was recognised by Deloitte as one of the UK’s fastest growing-tech companies in three consecutive years between 2011 and 2013. In 2014 it was ranked third in the Forbes Most Innovative Companies 2014.

By this time the business had already helped HSBC and The Cooperative Bank with their mobile software, and worked with MasterCard to accelerate the development of mobile wallets and digital payment across the country and beyond.

In 2014, Lukies was appointed by the Prime Minister as a Business Ambassador for FinTech – making him the only one of his kind in the country. In 2014 he was appointed CBE for his services to both mobile banking and charity. Today, he serves as a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Council.

In addition to being involved as Chairman of Innovate Finance and later a Founding Partner of Motive Partners, Lukie became the founding CEO of Pollinate International in 2017. His role there is to support the world’s legacy banks keep up to date with the changing times, launching services in FinTech that keep them competitive in a hyperactive marketplace.

In 2019, Lukies became the first chair of FinTech Alliance, a partner of the UK Government, with the aim of uniting the global FinTech ecosystem, creating a community driven environment to support the growth of the brightest upcoming Fintechs.

A distinguished career as an expert in FinTech makes Alastair Lukies one of the most engaging and impressive FinTech speakers in the UK. For a detailed examination of the opportunities and the future of the financial technology industry – there are few more widely sought-after than him.

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