Great Monday Morning News!
After an extensive search and vetting process, Eliport co-founders are excited to announce that
Lukas Neckermann has been appointed as the first strategic advisor to join the Eliport Board.
Lukas will join the Advisory Board of Eliport from April 1st and fill the position of Mobility, Smart Cities and Business Expertise. After lengthy discussions between Dmitry, Patrick and Lukas in order to guarantee a healthy fit between both parties, it can be confirmed that the 1st of 3 advisory board positions has been filled and we are extremely excited to start working very closely with Lukas, who is widely renowned as one of the leaders of his field.
Lukas is Managing Director at Neckermann Strategic Advisors, a consultancy based in London with a focus on emerging new mobility trends and their strategic impact. He has 20 years of leadership experience in automotive, media, and financial services.
He began his automotive career in BMW’s Central Marketing department in Munich, where he codeveloped the first BMW.com website, helped launch the innovative Z8 sports car, and – as an internal consultant – recommended pricing, marketing communication, and positioning strategies for BMW’s brands (BMW, MINI, Rover, Land Rover, and MG).
Lukas joined Allianz in 2002, reporting to the Group’s CEO, Michael Diekmann. He rose through various strategic and line leadership functions at Allianz, including Head of Business Development for Allianz Automotive and Commercial Director and member of the Executive Board at Euler Hermes UK plc, the UK and Ireland’s leading credit insurance company. While at Euler Hermes UK, Lukas led the most significant innovation and strategic change program in 20 years of the company’s history.
He is an advisor to three startup companies besides Eliport: NEXT Future Transportation Inc. based in Silicon Valley, as well as Flock and Splyt, both based in London. He has co-founded Monoventure srl (a real-estate investment company in Romania), MN Innovative Communication Inc. in New York, and Neckermann Ltd in London. Lukas is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Adjunct Instructor at New York University, and has lectured and taught courses to executives from over 40 countries; he is frequently called upon to give keynote speeches on “The Mobility Revolution”, as well as on topics related to marketing, business development, communication, leadership, and innovation.
We are very excited to have Lukas onboard - we hope that his wealth of knowledge, experience and contacts will help Eliport to stay lean, relevant and sustainable in the years to come.