Alastair Lukies is a Member of The Acclimatise Advisory Board.
He is also the chief executive officer and co-founder of Monitise PLC. Listed on Aim in 2007, Monitise plc currently has a market capitalisation of £180 million and is fortunate enough to have a blue-chip set of investors including Visa, Standard Chartered Bank, First Eastern, UBS, 3i and Norges Bank.
Alastair’s focus in leading the business, is on creating the platform and partnerships required to evolve the mobile phone into the ‘secure remote control to money - for everyone’
He is a passionate believer in the potential of mobile banking and payments to deliver long term benefits to the developing world and believes that Monitise will allow greater access to financial services globally. This can only be achieved by combining the unprecedented reach of the mobile phone with the existing banking and payments infrastructure that is run by financial institutions and governed under regulatory guidelines in each territory.
Monitise was recognised as a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2006 on the basis of its ability to help social change.