Ilir Rexhep Meta (Albanian pronunciation: [iliɾ mɛta]; born 24 March 1969) is an Albanian political figure who is serving as President of Albania since 24 July 2017. Previously he served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2002, and at age 30 he is the second youngest prime minister in Albanian history after Zog I who was 27 at the time of his election in 1922. Meta also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2002 to 2003 and again from 2009 to 2010. He was Chairman of the Parliament of Albania from 2013 to 2017. Meta also held positions as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Trade, and Energy. Prior to that, he held the Chairmanship of the Parliamentary Commission of European Integration. Meta founded the Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI) in 2004.
On 28 April 2017, he was elected as President of Albania, receiving 87 votes from the 140 Members of Parliament.He is an ardent supporter of Celtic FC, often showing his passion for the club on social media. In July 2020, he founded the first ever Celtic Supporter's Club in Albania.