Alastair Lukies is the Chairman of Innovate Finance and UK Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador for FinTech. He founded Monitise in 2003 and three years later it was recognized as a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum. Lukies remained Chief Executive of Monitise for 12 years until 2014. In 2014, Lukies was appointed as a British Ambassador for the financial services industry by the UK Government, and was named Chairman of the FinTech industry membership body, Innovate Finance (IF). This is a not-for-profit membership organization serving the global FinTech community. Lukies was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 Growing Business Awards.