Alastair Lukies

Fintech entrepreneur,
business leader & speaker.

Alastair Lukies CBE is a UK businessman, speaker, and entrepreneur best known as a pioneer and champion for the UK’s global FinTech industry. 


Alastair began his journey in 2003, founding Monitise, one of the first significant ‘fintech innovators’.Alastair is now the Founder & CEO of Pollinate Group, as well as working with other businesses. 


He is Chair of the FinTech Alliance which builds alliances and partnerships across the industry, and is Business Ambassador to the Prime Minister and part of the Prime Minister’s Business Council.


He has personally won awards for his contribution to business and in 2014 was awarded a CBE for his services to mobile banking and charity. 

News & Views

P20 2021

P20 Global payments conference 2021 During the P20 global payments conference 2021 Alastair discussed investing in early-stage payments firms and fintechs with Investor and Co-Head


Ingenious 2021

Ingenious competition ‘Ingenious‘, an international competition by Pollinate in collaboration with Mastercard, has been launched to applaud this ingenuity by asking filmmakers from around the world


Vintro 20:40

Vintro 20:40 ·    During Vintro 20:40 Al discussed the transformational value that the right connection at the right time can have, and the importance of


Speaker Engagements

As a renowned and experienced speaker, Al delivers thought provoking, engaging and entertaining keynotes tailored to the requirements of each organisation he works with. 


Carefully crafted to inspire, motivate and challenge, Al’s presentations empower the client to achieve their ambitions. His presentations draw upon many years of experience starting businesses, leading the UK’s fintech sector, advising government and working with CEOs around the world in banking, payments and beyond.


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