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Alistair Lukies

Founder of Monitise plc, Chairman of Innovate Finance and British Business Ambassador to PM on FinTech


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Alastair 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 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, 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.

"Fintech is not only THE growth sector in a globalised economy which affects more & more people's lives around the World every day but it is one of those globalised sectors at which the UK excels. One of its Founding Fathers & one of the exemplars of focussed, decent and talented entrepreneurship is Al Lukies. UK Business has been, and continues to be, enriched by this modest but dedicated guy.

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"Hear him speak, let him tell you in his unique style how he "did it" and also the hurdles he faced and the problems he encountered, some of which were insurmountable and you will learn a great deal. Investing in listening to Al Lukies will yield a return for your business ambitions for which you will be forever grateful." Lord Digby Jones



UK : £7k to £15k

Europe : £7k to £15k

US : £7k to £15k

Asia/Middle East : £7k to £15k

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