Dr. Rebecca Harding

Dr. Rebecca Harding is Fellow in the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) and a Visiting Lecturer at Offenburg University teaching Digitalisation with a focus on Fintech and Insuretech. She is also the Chief Executive and Founder of Coriolis Technologies, a FinTech company using AI and machine learning to provide data and analytics to the trade finance community. Her academic background is in the interface between economics, innovation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Harding was formerly the Executive Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor at London Business School. She has written extensively on trade, innovation and entrepreneurship but has for the last ten years focused on her business career which includes senior roles at Deloitte, the British Bankers Association and the Work Foundation as well as private consultancies. She founded Delta Economics and Equant Analytics, has advised the UK’s Treasury Select Committee on UK productivity, and is a Director of the German British Forum.

Dr. Chris Jeffs

Dr. Chris Jeffs is Fellow in the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) and a Visiting Lecturer at Offenburg University teaching courses on Strategic Management as well as Innovation and Design Thinking. He has authored books, chapters and research papers on strategic and innovation management, design thinking and international business. Chris is also Associate Professor in Strategic Management at Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), a Strategy Expert on the eMBA at IMD in Switzerland, and a Senior Examiner at the Chartered Institute of Marketing. In addition, Dr. Jeffs is Owner Director of Form Strategies, a company that specialises in executive coaching and facilitating strategic innovation. He also serves on the Advisory and Decision Committee of the Mohammed Bin Rasheed Innovation Fund in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Chris Jeffs completed his MBA and Doctorate (Northumbria University, UK) on the topic of knowledge transfer and organisational innovation.

Dr. Simone Krummaker

Dr. Simone Krummaker is Fellow in the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) and a Visiting Lecturer at Offenburg University teaching courses on International Financial Markets as well as Insurance Markets and Regulations. Her research focuses on insurance and risk management, in particular on corporate demand for insurance. Dr. Krummaker is also Senior Lecturer in Insurance at Cass Business School City, University of London (UK) and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Risk and Insurance, Hannover (Germany). Previously, she worked as Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Westminster, at the University of East Anglia London and as Senior Researcher at the Center for Risk and Insurance and Associate Lecturer at the Institute for Insurance Economics, both at Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany). Dr. Krummaker holds a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.) and a high level German University degree (Diplom Ökonom) from Leibniz University of Hannover. She is also a certified insurance professional (Versicherungskauffrau, Chamber of Industry and Commerce).

Dr. Roseline Wanjiru

Dr. Roseline Wanjiru is Fellow in the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) at Offenburg University. Her research interests focus on the role of institutions in shaping investment, innovation and employment outcomes and contributions to economic development. Roseline is a Senior Lecturer in economics and international business at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. Dr. Wanjiru has worked in a range of international contexts and conducted research projects on international trade, exports and innovation. Roseline was appointed by the UK Secretary of State to serve as a member of the Export Guarantee Advisory Council (EGAC), providing advice to UK Export Finance in complying with and adhering to its business principles including on environmental impacts and human rights, sustainable lending practices, anticorruption and anti-bribery practices.