Alastair Lukies CBE

Founder of Pollinate International, Prime Minister's Business Council, Chair of Fintech Alliance

Alastair Lukies CBE founded Monitise in 2003 and three years later it was recognised as a "Technology Pioneer" by the World Economic Forum. He has a proven track record of turning visions and concepts into real businesses.

"A Technology Pioneer"

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  • Financial Services
  • Mobile Payments
  • Customers Engagement
  • Digital Ecosystems
  • Disruption
  • Fintech


He presents in English.

How he presents

Alastair's thought-provoking speeches are presented with insight and humour. He has keynoted world-wide and is known for an ability to deliver key concepts clearly for financial professionals and non-professionals alike.

In Detail

Alastair has been at the forefront of the UK's Financial Technology industry, working with financial institutions, investors and regulators to promote collaboration and mutual benefit across the ecosystem. In 2014, Alastair was appointed by the UK Government as a Business Ambassador to the Prime Minister for the Financial Services industry, and today acts as the sole Business Ambassador for FinTech. He was Non-Executive Chairman of FinTech industry body, Innovate Finance, from the launch in 2014 until 2017. Alastair's entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking has produced other inspirational ventures, and notably, as a fore runner to Monitise, he was a co-founder of, 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.



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