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 Business Ambassador for the financial services industry by the UK Government, and was named Chairman of the FinTech industry membership body, Innovate Finance, at its launch in 2014. Innovate Finance is a convening force for the FinTech ecosystem in the UK and internationally, and currently has 250 members.
He is Chairman of Innovate Finance since August 2014. Innovate Finance is an independent not for profit membership organization serving the global FinTech community.
Lukies was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 Growing Business Awards