I am a businessman and entrepreneur currently owning and running three small businesses, employing over 60 people.
As a community leader in the UK for many years, I have supported communities originating from Turkey and neighbouring countries. I was Chair of a national Kurdish/Turkish charity; I am the founder and director of the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS); founder of the Telgraf newspaper, London Kurdish Films Festival, SME4Labour and the British Kebab Awards.
I have also previously worked for Haringey Council, promoting community and cultural interests, within their Library Services department. I have been a member of Independent Advisory Group (IAG) for Hackney Police and a member of the Equalities Commission for the GLA during Ken Livingstone’s London mayoralty.
I also worked to raise funds order to establish and run several football leagues, with over 30 football teams in North London. I did this for four years between 2004 and 2008. This formed part of larger a sporting strategy to reach out to socially disadvantaged youth and young people not in employment, education or training, as a means to use sport to help tackle the complex issues of anti-social behaviour, drug addiction and crime.
I hold an MA degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a BA in Politics from the University of Greenwich.
I am a Londoner through and through, and have dedicated much of my life to making life better for people in this city, helping people advance and supporting business growth.
City of London Common Councilman
"Ibrahim has a proven record of
standing up for local communities
and small businesses. Active,
enthusiastic and dynamic, Ibrahim
will do our constituency proud as a
candidate and our MP."