Who are we?

Our team is comprised of qualified teachers, seasoned writers and editors, entrepreneurs, lawyers and business leaders with extensive private and public-sector experience. Despite our richly divergent backgrounds we are united in our goal of transforming the lives of young people through education.

About Our Founder

Sumer
Sumer Mehmet

Founder

Sumer completed his BA in English, in 2005 from Goldsmiths College (University of London). He then went on to complete an MA in comparative literature from the same institution in 2012.

Having spent close to a decade in the charity sector, Sumer has developed valuable relationships with key community groups and leaders across the UK. He has effectively run several large-scale community supplementary schools and successfully mentored students up to postgraduate level.

sumer@keenlearners.co.uk

Executives & Advisors

Ellmen Lam
Director

In 2011 Ellmen completed a BA (Hons) in applied Social Science, Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University. She then went on to graduate with an MSc in Social Psychology from the University of Surrey. By 2015 Ellmen went on to complete an MA in marketing from Royal Holloway University (University of London). Ellmen followed this by successfully completing an MA in Early Years Education from UCL (University of London)

ellmen@keenlearners.co.uk

Laura McHarrie
Senior Advisor

An accredited business advisor with considerable experience and enthusiasm for business. Laura combines strong financial experience with excellent interpersonal skills, commercial awareness and sound judgement.

Encouraging enterprise & supporting entrepreneurs is her passion. She has an excellent understanding of governance, particularly in high growth potential businesses where she monitors the key performance indicators, creatively challenges perceptions and evaluates risk management.

Harvey Shulman
Director

Harvey Shulman, a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), has experience as a Solicitor in private practice that spans three decades. He has a Master’s Degree in Law and specialises in property and commercial work. He is a director of several companies which provides him with outstanding commercial knowledge.