Friday, September 28, 2018 - The Metropolitan Club


Harris Georgiades
Minister of Finance
Republic of Cyprus

Harris Georgiades was born in 1972 in Nicosia.

He was appointed as Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus on 3rd April 2013 and was reappointed on 1st March 2018.

He had the leading role in the implementation and successful conclusion of the reform and consolidation program for the Cyprus economy after the financial crisis of 2012-2013.

He participates in the Eurogroup and the ECOFIN. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the period 2014-2015 and is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund, the European Investment Bank and the European Stability Mechanism.

He was selected by POLITICO as one of the 28 most-influential Europeans for 2016. He is a member of the Young Leaders for Europe community of the World Economic Forum.

Prior to his appointment as Minister he was a Member of the House of Representatives with the Democratic Rally Party (2011-2013). He also served as Press Spokesman and as member of the Executive of the Democratic Rally.

In parallel, he managed a family-owned hotel business (1999-2013).

He studied International Relations and Economics (BA, MA, 1992-96) at the University of Reading, UK and was a post-graduate researcher at the Institute of European and International Studies, University of Reading (1996-98). He graduated from the English School, Nicosia (1983-1990) and served his military service in the Cyprus National Guard as a non-commissioned officer of the Artillery.

He is married to Eva Georgiades, who works as a schools-councilor, and they have a young daughter.