With an international background in clinical medicine and economics, Lukas has an excellent foundation for identifying the most promising investment opportunities. He joined Wellington in 2007 as a Principal in the Life Science team and focuses primarily on deal flow management and due diligence processes.
Prior to joining Wellington, Lukas had worked for six years as a surgeon and clinical researcher specialising in organ transplantation at the department of surgery at the Universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg. From 2000 to 2002, Lukas was a post-doctoral scientist at Harvard University in Boston, where he conducted research in the fields of immunology and protective genes. In 2003/2004, Lukas also completed a fellowship in clinical islet transplantation at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis participating in NIH multi-centre trials.
Lukas studied Medical Sciences in Berlin and Cape Town. He holds a doctorate in Medicine from the Humboldt University Berlin and a Global OneMBA degree from RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam.