Lukas Neckermann is Managing Director at Neckermann Strategic Advisors
, a consultancy based in London and New York 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 co-developed 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, an Allianz subsidiary and the UK and Ireland’s leading credit-insurance company. While at Euler Hermes, Lukas led the most significant innovation and strategic change program in 20 years of the company’s history.
Lukas is the author of three books, The Mobility Revolution
(Matador Business Press 2015), Corporate Mobility Breakthrough 2020
(Corporate Vehicle Observatory 2016), and Smart Cities, Smart Mobility
(Matador Business Press 2017), which are available in four languages. He is an advisor to four start-up companies in the field of Smart Mobility: NEXT Future Transportation Inc. based in Silicon Valley, as well as Splyt, Flock, and Eliport, each based in Europe. He has co-founded Monoventure srl, MN Innovative Communication Inc. in New York, and Neckermann Ltd in London. Lukas is an Adjunct Instructor at New York University, and has lectured and taught courses to executives from over 40 countries; he is frequently called upon as a keynote speaker on “The Mobility Revolution”, as well as on marketing, business development, communication, leadership, and innovation.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business