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Alastair Lukies

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Founder & CEO, Pollinate

Chair, Fintech Alliance

Pioneer and Champion for UK's Global FinTech Industry

Alastair Lukies CBE is a businessman, pioneer and champion for the UK’s global FinTech industry. He has been at the forefront of the UK’s Financial Technology Industry and has worked with investors, financial institutions and regulators to promote collaboration and mutual benefits across the ecosystem. 

In 2003, he founded Monitise, which later became recognized as a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum. In June 2007, he led the company’s demerger from Morse and listing on the LSE’s AIM market. During his tenure as CEO, Monitise grew to a market cap of $2 billion.

In January 2014, he was appointed as a Business Ambassador to the Prime Minister for the financial services industry by the UK Government. He was also named the Non-Executive Chairman of FinTech industry body, Innovate Finance, at its launch in August 2014 until 2017. 

Alastair founded and is the CEO of Pollinate International. Created in 2017 to turn the tide for the world’s largest and most complex financial services institutions. Working with banks and their legacy platforms, Pollinate helps launch new services that reinvent the payments and financial services sector. 

In June 2014, Alastair was awarded a CBE for services to mobile banking and charity and was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 Growing Business Awards. He is also the Chair of the Fintech Alliance, which is a government backed multifaceted digital engagement platform that was launched in 2019. It aims to bring the global FinTech ecosystem together into one accessible digital marketplace. 

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