The Honorary Business Leader Award of the KEBE for the “Overall Contribution to Entrepreneurship” was awarded by the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades to Michael Leptos, Founder and Chairman of the Leptos Group of Companies as well as of the Neapolis University Pafos at an event that was recently held in Limassol.
The nomination of Mr. Michael Leptos was based on his work, his overall contribution and his business activities in Cyprus, which are characterized by his leadership, vision and innovative strategies.
Michael Leptos, was born in Kyrenia, and graduated as a Civil Engineer in the Polytechnic School of Athens. He started as a self-made entrepreneur and pioneer in the land and building development. Following the Turkish invasion, in 1974 when he was forced to leave behind substantial projects and other properties, he relocated his activities to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and began constructing prestigious residential developments like Saudia City, a modern city with 4000 housing units and Palaces.
He then chose Paphos as the center of his business activities in land and property development. Paphos with its exquisite natural beauty and history offered great potential for development. The Leptos Group has also expanded to Limassol and Greece with prestigious residential and holiday developments as well as hotel resorts.
He is proud of all the Group’s projects and especially “Kamares Village”, “Coral Beach Hotel & Resort”, “Neapolis University” as well as the new major project “Neapolis Smart Eco City” a large, innovative, mixed-use development of 1.1 million square meters.
Michael Leptos is the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Jordan in Cyprus and has been honored with the medal of the Independence of the Kingdom.
He has also been honored by the International Federation of Real Estate Professionals (FIABCI), the Pancyprian Association of Land Development Entrepreneurs (LBDA) in which he served as president for several years, the Cyprus as well as the Paphos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Cyprus Hotel Managers Association, the Paphos church Authorities, the Kyrenia Municipality, the Greater Amman Jordan Municipality as well as the Senate of Jordan.
Photo: Michael Leptos receives the honorary prize from H.E. the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades