Dr. Rebecca Harding is is an independent speaker and trade and trade finance economist. In 2022 she was awarded the “Net Zero Entrepreneur of the Year” at the annual Scale Up Group’s Enterprise Awards event for her role as founder of Coriolis Technologies, a data and analytics provider for the trade finance space specialising in sustainability measurement.
She has held senior positions at Deloitte, London Business School, the Work Foundation, and UK Finance. She acted as Specialist Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee and advised the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship. She has acted as a trade finance and supply chains expert witness, is a member of the World Trade Board, the ITFA’s ESG Committee and the ICC’s sustainable trade finance technology sub-committee. She is a Senior Fellow of the British Foreign Policy Group. Between 2004 and 2018 she was a Director and Trustee of the German-British Forum.
She co-authored “The Weaponization of Trade: the Great Unbalancing of Policy and Economics" and “Gaming Trade: Win-Win Strategies for the Digital Era.” She has authored 8 other books on the German economy, global innovation policy and SME financing. Her high media profile includes frequent appearances on BBC Television and Radio including The Context, Sky News and the Ian King Show, CNBC, and Times Radio, as well as citations in the broadsheet media.