Dr Megha Kumar

Deputy Director of Analysis

Oxford Analytica


Megha is the firm’s Senior International Political Risk Analyst, focusing on global macro risks and opportunities for corporate and public-sector clients, especially with regard to cybersecurity, disruptive technologies, Industry 4.0 and emerging markets.

Previously, she led our Asia analysis, specialising in South Asia, Indonesia and Thailand, and provided multi-year global security assessments for multinational corporations as well as advising on the regulatory outlook in developing Asian countries.  Megha has extensive expertise in the political economy of India, in particular.

She previously worked as a journalist in Delhi. Her broadcast appearances include outlets such as the BBC and NDTV, and she has been interviewed by Time Magazine, Times of India, The Hindu and Indian Express.

Megha's book Communalism and Sexual Violence in India: The Politics of Gender, Ethnicity and Conflict was published by I.B. Tauris in June 2016 and by Tulika Books (under a slightly different title) in 2017.

Before joining Oxford Analytica in 2010, Megha taught history at the University of Oxford and held the prestigious Past and Present Research Fellowship at the University of London. She holds a DPhil and an MSt from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a BA from the University of Delhi.


The existing global framework for collaboration on trade and intellectual property rights has increasingly come under stress. New 21st century style international trade agreements, the extensive global reach of digital technologies and recent political shifts against multilateralism will have major implications on how businesses and governments operate around the world.  

December 03, 2020

10am EST / 3pm GMT / 16h CET


The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a boom in digital payments globally. New players are competing with established financial institutions. The efficiency and accessibility of digital wallets threatens to make conventional credit and debit cards obsolete. The future of fiat money itself is in jeopardy due to the emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Yet cybersecurity lags far behind the adoption of new digital tools.   

October 01, 2020

11am EDT / 4pm UK / 17h CEDT


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July 09, 2020

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