Who We Are

Rebecca Harding – CEO

Dr. Rebecca Harding is an independent economist specialising in trade and trade finance and is CEO of Coriolis Technologies, providing data as a service to the trade finance and banking sectors. 

She is the co-author of the acclaimed “The Weaponization of Trade: the Great Unbalancing of Policy and Economics.” She frequently appears on The Ian King Show, Sky News, BBC World and BBC Radio 5 live, Newsnight and Radio 4. She is frequently cited in the Broadsheet press, including recent articles in the Financial Times, Telegraph and CityAM. She advises the Council of the Society of Professional Economists and until February 2017 was the Chief Economist of the British Bankers’ Association.

Her senior roles in business an academic institutions include Founder and CEO of Delta Economics, CEO of Equant Analytics, Senior Fellow at London Business School, Global CEO of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Head of Corporate Research at Deloitte, Chief Economist at the Work Foundation,
Senior Lecturer at the Science Policy Research Unit and currently a Fellow at Offenburg Institute for Trade and Innovation. She was a Specialist Advisor to the Treasury Select Committee and Chief Economic Advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship.

Markus Krebsz – COO/CRO

Markus is a seasoned risk specialist and Government advisor with 25 years’ experience in global financial markets, thereof almost 20 years in risk management. 

He has board-level experience within various Start-ups and FinTech firms including NED/ Supervisory Council member of a European Internet Neo bank and, previously, Executive Director of a UK challenger bank.

Markus is a currently a member of a United Nations working party on risk & regulation; previously also advising the World Bank, the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).

Jack Harding – Head of Political Risk 

Jack has nearly ten-years’ experience in political risk analysis and forecasting for financial institutions. He is the co-author of The Weaponization of Trade, (London: London Publishing Partnership, 2017) which was recently cited in US EXIM’s report to Congress. He has contributed to military education by providing an article to the US Naval War College and his work has been featured in several trade finance magazines.

Alongside his work for Coriolis, he is studying for a Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow where he is examining British, French, and German responses to terrorism post-2001. He holds a distinction in his MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London where his work on German intelligence operations earned him the prize for best MA dissertation. He has taught political science at Sciences Po (Reims Campus) and recently co-organised a NATO conference on military exercises held in Brussels.

Duncan Keil – Business Development 

Duncan is a seasoned business development professional whose early career was in financial structuring and risk management products and who then went on to work as business development director at three investment funds. He was responsible for project origination, due diligence and financial structuring

Duncan has worked extensively on the African continent both investing in and developing businesses and projects there. He is passionate about the potential for growth in these markets and the need for high-quality data and analytics to high-light the opportunities and anomalies. He has a thorough understanding of the issues preventing African trade growth and the various initiatives designed to break down those issues and barriers.