Michalis Chrysochoidis was born in Veroia, Northern Greece, to parents who were refugees from Asia Minor, present-day Turkey.
He is a graduate of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has practiced law in Athens and Veroia.
He was sworn in as Minister of Citizen Protection on 9 July 2019.
His political career started in June 1987, with his nomination as Prefect of the Karditsa Prefecture under the PASOK Government. In 1989, he was elected MP for the Imathia Prefecture with PASOK, having secured the highest number of votes among contestants from all parties. He was repeatedly re-elected MP for Imathia until 2007. From 2007 to 2014, he was elected MP in one of the capital’s constituencies.
He has held several ministerial portfolios in the past, such as:
-Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks (2013-2015)
-Minister of Citizen Protection (2012)
-Minister for Economic Development, Competition and Shipping (2010-2012)
-Minister of Citizen Protection (2009-2010)
-Minister for Public Order (1999-2003)
-Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade (1996-1999)
-Deputy Minister for Trade (1994-1996)