As Chief Executive of My Life My Say, Mete is best known for contributing to the increase of turnout for young people at the 2017 and 2019 UK General Elections.
The youngest ever elected Councillor in the London borough of Hackney, he is currently serving the administration as the Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm. Previously, he worked on the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s election campaign, leading on youth engagement.
Mete holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics and a master’s degree in Public Policy and Practice, both from the University of Greenwich.
In the New Years 2020 honours list, Mete received an MBE for services to young people recognising his efforts to make politics more accessible for the younger generation. He also received the UK Government’s National Democracy Change-Maker of the Year Award in 2018. Mete has been shortlisted for One Young World Politician of the Year 2019, which celebrates the most impressive, impactful young politicians around the world.
Drawing on his experience as the founder of My Life My Say and Cabinet Member in Hackney, he specialises in youth engagement, community organising, change-making, local government and climate change.
From headlining at the Athens Democracy Forum to Web Summit, Mete has dozens of testimonials from a wide variety of organisations, businesses and conference organisers to his skills as an engaging and innovative speaker able to apply his insights and experience to the work of others with wit and passion.
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