Christian Joanidis was born in Buenos Aires where he lived much of his life. His grandparents are Greek and he inherited many customs and traditions apart from the Greek language. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, and his ΜΒΑ from Cranfield University, UK. He works as an independent management advisor for companies and governments, and he gives lectures. He currently writes for an Argentinian newspaper on poverty related issues. In his spare time he dances Argentine tango and he practices kung fu.