Neckermann Strategic Advisors – Our Team

Neckermann Strategic Advisors is a consultancy based in London with a unique and exclusive focus on smart cities and smart mobility, as well as their strategic impact. Our core team divides its time between London, New York, Munich, and Paris and we have an extensive network of associates and colleagues across the world.

Lukas Neckermann: Author, Speaker and Strategic Advisor

Lukas is the Managing Director of Neckermann Strategic Advisors.  He has over 20 years of leadership experience in automotive, media, and financial services and has worked at BMW and Allianz Group.

He is COO at Splyt, and an advisor to Eliport, Flock Cover, and NEXT Modular Transportation Inc.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University, and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Selected Books, Teaching, and Articles

  • The Mobility Revolution (Matador Business Press 2015)
  • Corporate Mobility Breakthrough 2020 (collaboration with the CVO 2016 and the Matador Business Press 2017)
  • Smart Cities, Smart Mobility (collaboration with the CVO 2016 and Matador Business Press 2017)
  • Being Driven (Matador Business Press 2019)
  • Adjunct Instructor at New York University: Teaches “Strategy for the Entrepreneur”
  • Has been featured in the Financial Times, Wired, Fast Company,, Robotics Tomorrow, Quattroruote, Fleet Management Weekly, Fleet Europe and other magazines and newspapers.

Catherine Hutt: Associate Senior Consultant

Catherine is a Senior Strategy Consultant and Project Manager with over 13 years’ experience working globally, across multiple industries and different organisation sizes. She has a strong track record of understanding commercial issues at all levels of the organisation and developing tailored analysis which leads to sustainable performance improvement.

Catherine has worked for a start-up Electric Vehicle manufacturer (Modec), an Automotive Strategy Consultancy (Frost & Sullivan) and at the industry level negotiating with government to shape policy which supports industry growth (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders).

Her most recent consulting role is Mobility Innovation Lead at Addison Lee. She represented a lead partner on the £1 million, 12-month MERGE project, aimed at simulating how autonomous vehicles merge with public transport and ride-sharing, by enhancing access to transport, improving choice and air quality, as well as tackling congestion.

Catherine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Management from the University of Bath, and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. She is fluent in English and French.


Frederic John: Associate Consultant

Frederic is a new mobility advisor and an MBA graduate from Imperial College London. Experienced intra- and entrepreneur since 2013, he has 6+ years of strategic consulting experience.

He co-authored “Being Driven: A study on human adoption of shared and autonomous mobility” with Lukas Neckermann.

He shares his passion and expertise as a speaker for international conferences and as a guest lecturer for top-ranked universities in the UK and Europe. He is fluent in English and French, and speaks some Spanish and Dutch.


Hans-Peter Kleebinder: Associate Senior Consultant

Hans-Peter Kleebinder joined the BMW strategy project ‘Unternehmen Mobilität’ in 1993. 1996 Development of the BMW Group Future Workshop. From 2001, he supported MINI as head of marketing and sales and as market manager for Germany. In 2013 he conquered the leadership in the German premium market with Audi as ‘Chief Marketing Officer’.

After more than 20 years of management responsibility in sales and marketing, Hans-Peter supports brands and people on their way to a more sustainable, safer and healthier future. He is one of the TOP 100 European Speakers of Speakers Excellence & Handelsblatt. He is the head of studies for the new Executive Program “SMART Mobility Management” at the University of St. Gallen and on the Scientific Advisory Board (with focus on China and Mobility-as-Service) of the German Federal Association for eMobility.


Russell Davis: Associate Senior Consultant

Russell is one of our Senior Associate Consultants and with over 25 years’ spent leading high performing teams in commercial multi-nationals, he shares his acquired experience, insight and commercial expertise with your team to help them develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve better sales results consistently.

Most importantly, he ensures his training ‘sticks’, which means that your investment will deliver a return over the short, medium and long term, rather than simply being another story of … “I was there, but I can’t remember what I learnt!”

He loves sharing his experience, knowledge and insight with others and seeing the impact on an individual’s growth and business success, whilst often being heard reciting his mantra that “It’s not important what you give them, it’s what they take away that counts!” Absolutely right in our opinion!


Ghislain Delabie: Strategy Consultant, Writer and Researcher


Ghislain is Strategy Consultant at Neckermann Strategic Advisors.  He is a mobility innovator with 10 years of experience in business models and service design. He advises startups, the automotive industry, property developers, cities and governments on mobility future trends and how to build meaningful and sustainable solutions for people.

Ghislain brings to his clients and partners the wealth of combining diverse activities: research (co-founding The Lab, a think-tank on new urban lifestyles), teaching (ESTACA, ESILV, Ponts et Chaussées), writing (his blog and various media) and community building (co-founding FabMob, accelerator program for mobility projects)

Selected Research and Articles

  • Autonomous Vehicles & public transport in Grand Paris (CNRS, 2017)
    Commissioned by the Office of the Prime Minister
  • Mobility as Networks (The Lab, 2017-18)
    Beyond MaaS, new business models & governance in mobility
  • Datacités: Data as a Commons for Smart Cities (The Lab, 2017), DataCités (Le Lab – think tank)
  • Towards low-carbon mobility (SNCF,2015)
  • Parking & mobility experience design (2015 – 2017) : Various property developers and cities
  • Invited expert in research & industrial boards ‘2014-17)
  • Nouvelle France Industrielle (AV), IDDRI (Sciences Po Paris) new business models for transport infrastructure (FNTP)