Mehreen Khan

Expertise: European Union, Polycrisis, Geopolitics
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Mehreen Khan

Mehreen Khan is the Economics Editor for The Times of London and a former Europe correspondent for the Financial Times in Brussels. She has written extensively about the European Union, the political economy of the eurozone, populist politics, climate policy, taxation and economics.

Mehreen spent five years in Brussels from 2017-2022 breaking exclusive agenda-setting news on the EU’s Brexit talks, budget negotiations, environmental regulation, pandemic policy response, and foreign policy. 

She authored the daily Brussels Briefing newsletter for the Financial Times and is a regular contributor to the BBC, Al Jazeera, EUScream podcast, In Our Times, and Times Radio. 

Her more recent coverage focuses on the challenges facing the global economy, from de-globalisation, international monetary policy, and financial markets, in addition to economics and international diplomacy. She is also a very experienced moderator and panelist, and moderating a panel in Davos this year on “pulling debt back from the brink” – see below.

Mehreen is a regular commentator on issues of racial and religious discrimination and diversity in the EU and UK and speaks on issues of diversity and representation in the media and financial journalism for women and people of colour. She has written on Islamophobia and the representation of religion in the mainstream media after 9/11. Here is a 2023 interview:
Bridging Divides as a Muslim and First Female Economic Editor of the Times London

Mehreen has a BA in History and Politics and MPhil in European Politics from Oxford University. She began her journalism career at the Daily Telegraph and has written for Bloomberg, The Guardian, and Sky News. 

Here is Mehreen on BBC Newsnight and Sky News both recorded in February 2024.

“Mehreen opened our conference with a thought provoking, engaging and concise insight into the complex geopolitical and economic challenges facing the world. The Q & A session was particularly strong with lots of positive feedback from our audience of professional investors. She was not afraid to confront them with some uncomfortable truths” Helen – Citywire Conferences

Many thanks again for everything on Wednesday. We were delighted with how things went as were our guests. Your insightful, warm and generous contribution was hugely appreciated and we could have kept the audience for a lot longer. If they had known about your sports knowledge, we might still be there…..
Jean – PwC Dublin

Mehreen Khan moderated a fascinating panel in Davos 2024|World Economic Forum on
“Pulling Debt Back From The Brink” with world leading experts:

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