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Stef Stefanou

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Nationality  British

Name  Stef Stefanou
Born  1941 (age 73–74)Egypt
Known for  Chairman and owner, John Doyle Group
Relatives  Stelio Stefanou (brother)

Stef Stefanou OBE FICE (born 1941) is an Egyptian-born British civil engineer and businessman of Cypriot ancestry.


Early life

Stef Stefanou was born in Egypt in 1941, the son of a shopkeeper who had emigrated from Cyprus, aged 14. The whole family left Egypt for the UK in 1959, following the political turmoil after the Suez crisis, which left his father unemployed.


He started his career with Peter Lind, Fairweather and Holst (now known as Vinci SA), before joining John Doyle Group in 1972.

Stefanou joined John Doyle Group six years after it was founded in 1966, and within three years was its managing director. Over time became its owner and chairman.

In 1999, Accord, a business, environmental, highways, housing and technical services was spun out from John Doyle Group and headed up by his brother Stelio Stefanou. On 21 September 2007, after eight years of growth, Accord was acquired by Enterprise plc for £180 million.

On 12 June 2012, the administrators were called in. John Doyle Group had a £80 million turnover and employed 260 people.


In 2004, he was made a FICE and in 2007, the OBE and an honorary doctorate by the University of Westminster.


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