Blog: Dean BestFormer food exec killed in Mumbai attacks

Dean Best | 27 November 2008

The terror attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai have shocked the world. Over 100 people have been indiscriminately shot dead and hostages taken in the country's commercial and financial centre.

Among the foreigners killed in the attacks was UK yachting tycoon Andreas Liveras. The businessman made his fortune in the food industry.

According to Mr Liveras's biography on his company's website, he took as job as a deliveryman at the Fleur De Lys bakery in Kensington when he and his family emigrated from Cyprus to London in 1963.

Five years later, Mr Liveras bought the business; in 1985, he sold the company to Express Dairies in an “eight-figure multi-million pound deal”.

When  Fleur De Lys was sold, it had become one of the largest independent manufacturers of frozen cakes in Europe.

Mr Liveras then indulged his passion for yachts and built a successful business in the sector.

Our thoughts and condolences go to his family and friends.


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