Lukas has 20 years of leadership experience in automotive, media, and financial services in the UK, Germany and the US. He is passionate about transformative change and staff engagement.
After beginning his career at broadcasting company WVBR-FM, Lukas joined BMW’s central marketing area in 1996. After four years in Munich and an MBA in New York, he joined the Allianz Group in 2002, where he was responsible for numerous strategic transformations including at Allianz Automotive, the Allianz Management Institute, and at Euler Hermes UK. He has also co-founded Monoventure srl (a real-estate investment company in Romania), MN Innovative Communication Inc in New York, Neckermann Ltd in London and the Freckleray brand.
He is a Senior Advisor to the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), and an Advisor to start-up companies on the subject of electric and self-driving automobiles. He has lectured and taught courses to executives from over 40 countries, and has spoken at countless conferences on marketing, business development, communication, leadership, and corporate education.
Lukas holds a BA degree from Cornell University, and received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is fluent in English and German and proficient in French.