Sophocles Aletrares is the current Minister for Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment of the Republic of Cyprus.
Aletrares was born in Lefkosia, Cyprus on April 22, 1953. He studied at the Athens Polytechnic Institute receiving a diploma in Rural and Surveying Engineering in 1977; Utah State University, where he was awarded a BSc in Civil Engineering in 1982 and an MSc in Water Engineering 1983; and the University of New Haven from which he acquired an MBA.
In 2008 Aletrares was appointed Director of the Water Development Department (WDD) by the Public Service Commission.
On August 5, 2011, Aletrares was appointed Minister for Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment.
He is married and has two children.