Who We Are

 

 

Rebecca Harding – CEO

Dr. Rebecca Harding is an independent economist specialising in trade and trade finance and CEO of Coriolis Technologies, providing data as a service to the trade and trade finance space.  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 and is cited in the Broadsheet press, including recent articles in the Financial Times, Telegraph and CityAM. Rebecca is a member of the World Trade Board. 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 and 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 – Head of Business Development and Investor Relations

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.

Eleanor Wragg – Head of External Affairs 

 

Eleanor Wragg is a financial journalist, editor and researcher with over a decade’s experience. Her work has been published in media outlets including Global Trade Review, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Die Welt and the Economic Observer of China. Her areas of specialisation include trade, commodity, project and infrastructure markets, financial technology and innovation, digitisation, financial markets, trade policy and sanctions, as well as macroeconomic trends that affect trade. She also has strong experience in international development, and has produced both analytical and research work for organisations including UNDP, UNWTO, the Mastercard Foundation for Inclusive Growth, and the Bill and Melinda Gates-backed initiative, Women and Girls Deeply. 
Her career has taken her around the world, where she has interviewed heads of state and government ministers, C-suite executives and international business leaders, as well as presented and moderated discussions at high-level conferences. She is bilingual in Spanish and English, and has working proficiency in French.