Alastair Lukies CBE is a UK businessman and entrepreneur best known as a pioneer and champion for the UK’s globally FinTech industry....
Alastair Lukies is a UK businessman and entrepreneur, best known as a pioneer and champion for the global Fintech industry. He has a wealth of knowledge, around the world of FinTech and has been at the forefront of the UK industry over a decade. Alastair has considerable understanding of building a business, being an entrepreneur in the UK and how to succeed.
Alastair works with financial institutions, investors and regulators to promote collaboration and mutual benefit across the ecosystem. He is a Founder & 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.
Alastair is involved in many streams across UK government, including Chair of the Fintech Alliance, a government backed multifaceted digital engagement platform launched in 2019. This aims to bring the global FinTech ecosystem together in one easily accessible digital marketplace.
In January 2014, Alastair was appointed as a Business Ambassador to the Prime Minister for the financial services industry by the UK Government, and remained so until 2019 when he moved across to join the Prime Minister’s Business Council. In September 2015, Alastair was part of the founding team of Motive Partners, an investment firm based in London and New York. They were focused on investing in and building the next generation of financial technology. Alastair remains the Vice-Chairman of the Global Advisory Council at Motive Partners, alongside John Thompson (Chairman, Microsoft) and Larry Summers (Former Secretary of the US Treasury).
As a pioneer of the UK FinTech Space, Alastair sits in the unique position of engaging the market place as an entrepreneur, investor and regulatory advisor. The insights gained from the parallels and overlaps of these positions have made Alastair a sought after speaker and advisor as financial institutions seek directives for engaging the innovative power of financial technologies to transition their businesses into a digital age.
Alastair loves to use his Entrepreneurial, Venture Capital and Regulatory insights to discuss what he believes is a ‘perfect storm’ that is currently occurring in the financial services industry and exploring the notion that technology in itself is not an industry but a tool that drives innovation within established industry, leading to a new chapter of ‘Fusion’ technology that will presenting unique opportunities for cross sector solutions in a modern world..
Alastair's roles can take numerous forms from keynote speaking and panel participation or moderation to roundtables.