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Key Credentials

  • Education: University of Edinburgh (M.A.); University of Cambridge (MPhil)

  • Expertise: International Political Economy; European Affairs, EU Policy & Regulation, 

  • Languages: English, German (fluent); Spanish,  French (advanced intermediate)

Philipp Requat, Founder and Director

Philipp is an interdisciplinary social scientist with subject matter expertise in International Policy Economy and Economic and Financial History. His recent research, policy analysis & writing hast mostly focused on the governance of international capital markets. 

Philipp began his career by co-founding a Real Estate Development company and sustainable gemstone mining operation in Sri Lanka in the wake of the country's recently-concluded civil war in 2010. Given strong economic growth and increasing interest from foreign investors in the region, he established the consulting platform "Requat Advisory" (incorporated later as a UK  Plc) during the same year and began to use his local experience to offer political risk analysis, regulatory consulting and representation services to new market entrants. Limited to Sri Lanka at first, these activities expanded to the wider South Asia, East Africa and Europe.

Impressed by the diversity of institutional and material circumstances which he experienced in these roles, Philipp became keen to gain deeper insight into the nexus of politics and economics. He consequently enrolled in a four-year interdisciplinary M.A. in Politics and Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh. Philipp graduated with First Class Honours and received international awards for his writing & analysis, leading to invitations to participate in several academic research and journalistic projects during and after the programme. Alongside his ongoing work as Director of Requat Advisory Ltd, Philipp subsequently completed postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge in International Relations & Politics with Merit in which he placed a topical focus on European Union (EU) policymaking and international monetary relations.


Philipp's formal training as a political economist witnessed a shift in the geographic and topical emphases of his consulting services towards European Affairs & Regulation. He is currently on leave from Requat Advisory Ltd while working as a Bank Resolution Expert at the Single Resolution Board, the central resolution authority of the European Banking Union. 


Lynn Davies (M.A.; MSc)

Key Credentials

  • Education: University of Edinburgh (M.A.); University of Oxford (MSc)

  • Expertise: Systematic Reviews; Evidence Synthesis Methods; Social Policy & Intervention; Child and Family Welfare;  Health Communication; Literature

  • Languages: English (fluent), German (intermediate)

Lynn Davies, Co-Director

Lynn is a trained systematic reviewer with proficiency in the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data, and has extensive experience in research, writing, and editing for diverse audiences across a wide range of academic disciplines including literature, history, politics, pharmaceuticals, and the social sciences. She holds an M.Sc. with Distinction in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation from the University of Oxford, and a First-Class M.A. (Hons) degree in English Literature and History from the University of Edinburgh. 


Lynn grew up as an expatriate in Trinidad and Egypt, and returned to her native Scotland to pursue undergraduate studies. Alongside her undergraduate education, Lynn spent two years as a regional and chief copy-editor for Edinburgh University’s Leviathan Journal, providing standardised copy-editing to over 50 political science submissions in total. She also gained training and experience in befriending, mentoring, and peer education for a variety of vulnerable populations including unemployed BME persons, at-risk adolescents, and individuals living with HIV and Hepatitis C. Having been inspired by these experiences to develop a deeper understanding of 'best practice' approaches to the amelioration of social problems, she joined Oxford University’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention as a master's student, where she specialised in evidence-based health communication, population-level behaviour change, and child and family welfare. She was also an active member of the Graduate Common Room Committee at Green Templeton College, and received a Nautilus Award in recognition of the pastoral support and events planning she provided to students with partners and children.


Following completion of her postgraduate degree, Lynn was involved in the screening, analysis, and write-up of systematic reviews across a range of disease areas for clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. She has since contributed to a systematic review on psychometric tools for the measurement of child maltreatment based at her old department at Oxford, and is currently conducting a novel systematic review in the field of evidence-based health communication in partnership with academics at the University of Birmingham and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In collaboration with RAND Europe, she is also providing support in the editing and drafting of online content and policy memos for the EU Commission's European Platform for Investing in Children.

Michal Rohzinek (MISH; MSc, PhD)

Michal Rozynek, Strategy & FinTech Expert

Michal is a researcher turned consultant and part-time investor - passionate about understanding and addressing the challenges and opportunities that technology-enabled innovation brings to society and businesses. As a result he frequently comments on current affairs as well as innovation in payments, finance and investments in online and printed media outlets. 

As an experienced communicator, Michal enjoys building relationships - becoming a trusted advisor to his clients. These have included several of the world's leading companies in financial services, payments, retail and oil & gas as well as public bodies across the UK, Europe and South Africa. Having led large cross-border programmes from ideation to market launch, Michal has a strong track record in turning around difficult or failing projects and bringing grounded commercial principles to innovative business ideas.

Key Credentials

  • Education: University of Warsaw (MISH), University of Edinburgh (MSc), University of Edinburgh (PhD)

  • Expertise: Strategy, Policy, FinTech

  • Languages: English (fluent), Polish (fluent)

Leonard Schuette, European Politics Expert

Leonard supports Requat Advisory Ltd with his extensive expertise in European politics. He was formerly a research fellow at the London-based Centre for European Reform where he wrote on the EU institutions, EU foreign policy towards the US and China, as well as French and German politics. Amongst others, Leonard's commentaries and analyses have appeared in The Independent, Telegraph, Euractiv, Euronews, and the Berlin Policy Journal. He has also published academic articles and reviews in the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, the Journal of Common Market Studies, and International Affairs.

Key Credentials

  • Education: University of St. Andrews (M.A.), University of Cambridge (MPhil)

  • Expertise: European Politics, Brexit

  • Languages: English (fluent), German (fluent)

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Anna Strumpel (BA)

Anna Strumpel, Research Associate

Anna finished her BA in Politics and International Relations at the University of Cambridge in June 2018. During her studies she worked for OHK Consultants in Cairo and helped to write a report on the re-urbanisation of Downtown Cairo for the European Bank for Re-Construction and Development. She gained insights into finance by spending three months with the Corporate Finance Firm ValueTrust and wrote her dissertation on the roles of the US and Saudi Arabia in the ongoing Yemeni Civil War. After graduating she spent some time in Ethiopia working for an NGO on community outreach projects, and began to work as a Research Associate for Requat Advisory Ltd. She is currently working on a project concerning Central European political shifts with Global Witness. She has written for derStandard as a student, contributed to the Cambridge Student Newspaper Varsity and Xinhua. 


Key Credentials

  • Education: University of Cambridge (BA)

  • Expertise: International Relations; Middle Eastern Policy; Communications

  • Languages: English (fluent), German (fluent)

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