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Prime Minister Múte B. Egede

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Prime Minister, Government of Greenland

    Full Biography

    The Prime Minister of Greenland, Múte Bourup Egede was born March 11, 1987, in Nuuk and grew up in Sisimiut and Narsaq.

    He became a graduate from Kujataani Ilinniarnertuunngorniarfik, the Southern Greenland High School.

    From 2008 until 2012 he attended Bachelor of Arts Studies at Ilisimatusarfik, the University of Greenland. However, he didn’t complete the education since he had to take over a family-owned business in 2013.

    Múte Bourup Egede is living with his partner Sara Biilmann Egede and has daughter and son from a former relationship.

    Bourup Egede’s political career began in 2007, when he participated in the Greenland Youth Parliament at the age of 20.

    From 2013 until 2015 he was leader of the Inuusuttut Ataqatigiit, which is the youth branch of the Inuit Ataqatigiit Kattuffiat party. That same year (2013) he became a member of the Executive Committee of the Inuit Ataqatigiit Kattuffiat. Bourup Egede had been member of Inatsisartut (Parliament of Greenland) since 2015 and was elected leader of Inuit Ataqatigiit Kattuffiat in 2018.

    In 2021 Múte Bourup Egede was elected Chairman of Naalakkersuisut the cabinet and thus became the youngest leader in the history of Greenland and actually the youngest leader in the world.