Company Size

Hakluyt is so mysterious it makes other firms look like big-mouths. The company declined to be interviewed for this Index, and this predilection for a low profile is not surprising given Hakluyt was founded by former MI6 officers Christopher James and Mike Reynolds in 1995. Since then, it has developed a reputation as the ultimate source of inside information on the worlds of commerce and politics and their complex and shifting relationships, under the watchful eye of Keith Craig, CEO since 2006. But it has found itself in the public eye on more than one occasion — in 2001, it emerged that it had placed a spy within Greenpeace under the codename Camus, with the cover of being a ‘left-wing sympathiser and film-maker’.

Keith Craig