Haris Sophoclides (1997 – 2007)
Born in Nicosia in 1937 and educated in the United Kingdom, Haris Sophoclides holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Management.
Haris built his career in the construction industry, working with Sir Frederick Snow and Partners in London, before moving to Cyprus with the Cyprus Building and Civil Engineering Company. In 1962 he joined the Joannou & Paraskevaides Group. He has held managerial responsibilities for the group’s operations in Cyprus and various other countries in the Middle East and Gulf areas. After a successful business career abroad he returned to the UK in 1968. He is currently Managing Director of Joannou & Paraskevaides (UK) Ltd.
He also takes an interest in politics and has been a member of various charities in the UK since 1968. In 1974 – 1975 he served as President of the Lions Club.
His interests include collecting antiquarian books, maps and vintage cameras, photography and music.
He was married to Diana, who passed away in December 2007, and has two sons, one daughter, and seven grandchildren.
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