MINISTER OF FINANCE
Harris Georgiades was born in 1972 in Nicosia.
He is the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus since the 3rd April 2013, having been appointed by President Nicos Anastasiades. Previously he served briefly as Minister of Labour and Social Insurance (1st March-3rd April 2013).
He has a leading role in the implementation of the reform and consolidation program for the Cyprus economy.
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.
Prior to his appointment as Minister he was a Member of the House of Representatives with the Democratic Rally Party (2011-2013). He served in the Parliamentary Committees on Finance and Budgetary Affairs, on Communications and Works and the Watchdog Committee.
He also served as Press Spokesman and as member of the Executive of the Democratic Rally and as Chairman of the Young Graduates and Secretary General of the Youth of the party.
In parallel, he was Managing Director of a family-owned hotel business (1999-2013).
He studied International Relations and Economics (BA, 1995) and European Studies (MA, 1996) 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 Yiangou Georgiades, who works as a schools-councilor, and they have a young daughter, Leda.