George Syrimis (c. 1922 – January 5, 2010) was a Cyrpiot accountant who served as the Finance Minister of Cyprus from 1988 until 1993. Syrimis was also the founder of the accounting firm, G. Syrimis & Co., which eventually evolved into KPMG Cyprus.
Syrimis was born in Nicosia, Cyprus. However, his family was originally from Agros, Cyprus, a village in the island's southern Pitsilia region. Syrimis studied accounting in England, where he became a certified accountant.
He returned to his native Cyrpus from the United Kingdom in 1948. Syrimis founded his own accounting firm, G. Syrimis & Co. His firm later became part of Peat Marwick, which, in turn, was merged to become KPMG International in 1987. In 1961, Syrimis became a founding member of the Association of Certified Public Accounts of Cyprus (ICPAC), later serving as chair of the professional organization.
Syrismis was heavily involved in Cyriot charities and philanthropic organizations. An art collector, he sold his pieces to benefit local organizations, including the Cypriot National Guard. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Nicosia, the oldest rotary club in Cyprus.
Syrimis died on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at the age of 88. He was survived by four children – Olympia Stylianou, the director general of the Cypriot Ministry of Education; Nicos Syrimis, the chairman of the Association of Certified Public Accounts of Cyprus since June 2009; Michalis Syrimis and Marios Syrimis.