Cllr Arshad Mahmood is the current Mayor of Brent for 2018-19.
Cllr Mahmood was elected at the Annual Meeting of Brent Council on 14 May 2018 as First Citizen of Brent at the Mayor Making Ceremony which took place at Brent Civic Centre.
Born in Pakistan, Cllr Mahmood came to the UK at the age of 14. He has lived in Dollis Hill since arriving in the UK and is now a councillor for that ward. He has worked mainly within the retail industry, before being inspired by his cousin, a social worker, to stand for the Council. He has four children and four grandchildren.
The new Mayor of Brent said:
"It is a huge honour to be appointed Mayor of Brent and to serve this great borough. I’m looking forward to working together with residents and community groups across Brent, as well as raising money for my chosen charities for the year. I would also like to thank my friend and colleague, the outgoing Mayor Cllr Bhagwanji Chohan, for his significant contribution to the office of Mayor."
Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi, who represents Stonebridge ward, was also elected as Deputy Mayor.
Residents can keep up with the Mayor's official engagements and visits around Brent by following his Twitter feed @mayorofbrent.
Watch video of the Mayor making ceremony 2018