Harris Georgiades

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Harris Georgiades
Χάρης Γεωργιάδης
Minister of Finance
Assumed office
28 February 2013
President Nicos Anastasiades
Preceded by Michael Sarris
Personal details
Born (1972-04-09) 9 April 1972 (age 44)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Political party Democratic Rally
Alma mater University of Reading
Website www.harrisgeorgiades.com.cy

Harris Georgiades (Greek: Χάρης Γεωργιάδης; born 9 April 1972) is a Greek Cypriot economist and politician. He was pivotal in the successful implementation of the economic reform plan for Cyprus and its successful conclusion in 2016.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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[8] and is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund,[9] the European Investment Bank[10] and the European Stability Mechanism.

On Cyprus Reunification[edit]

In a 2016 interview for the Financial Times, Harris warned that any deal to reunite Cyprus risks failure unless the new federal state envisaged under a peace settlement adopts binding rules on fiscal discipline and financial sector stability.[11]

POLITICO Magazine[edit]

In 2016, Harris Georgiades was featured in POLITICO magazine as one of the 28 most influential Europeans[12]


Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Sarris
Minister of Finance