Mr Christos Stylianides was born and raised in Nicosia. In 1984, he received his degree as dental surgeon from Aristotelian University in Thessaloniki, Greece. He later received executive education in International Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Postgraduate seminars in political science, international relations and European Institutions followed.
He served from 2021 to 2023 as Greece's Minister for the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection. He has previously served as the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management from 2014 until 2019.
He speaks Greek and English.