Lukas Neckermann, a world-renowned leader in mobility, business and innovation, will be the first strategic advisor to be appointed to Eliport's Advisory Board.
After an extensive search and vetting process, Eliport's co-founders, Dmitry Skorinko and Patrick Synge, announced in March 2018 that Lukas Neckermann will be the first strategic advisor to Eliport's Advisory Board.
Lukas will join the Advisory Board of Eliport from April 1st and fill the position of Mobility, Smart Cities and Business Expertise. He is currently Managing Director at Neckermann Strategic Advisors, a consultancy based in London with a focus on emerging new mobility trends and their strategic impact, and has over 20 years of leadership experience in automotive, media, and financial services. As such, Lukas is widely recognised as a leader in his field.
"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," said Patrick, current Director of Partnerships at Eliport and ex-Head of Sales at Degustabox.
Lukas 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. Following this, Lukas was appointed 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 programme that had ever been implemented in the 20 year history of the company.
Lukas is also 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.
Lukas' appointment to Eliport's Advisory Board marks a new phase in the company's journey, and signals an exciting opportunity for further development in the months to come.
Eliport was born out of Dmitry and Patrick's desire to solve the 'unsolvable' in last-mile delivery services. With Eliport, they aim to solve the last mile logistics problem by providing a fleet of ground-based, robotic delivery machines that will change the face of cities overnight. These robots will be autonomous, and will travel on pavements and in pedestrian zones at walking speed.
The differentiating factor between Eliport and other AGVs is that Eliport's robots will be able to load and unload without human interaction. As such, they will offer businesses reliable and cost-effective delivery services for urban and suburban areas, as well as solving all convenience-based delivery issues for the end consumer.
Eliport launched its crowdfunding campaign at the beginning of March 2018.