Baron Christian de Massy was born in the Principality of Monaco during the reign of his grandfather, Prince Louis II, just months before his uncle, Prince Rainier III would accede to the throne. He was the ring bearer at the famed wedding of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly.
Son of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, his father was renowned international tennis champion Alexandre-Athenase “Aleco” Noghès. His Grandfather Antony Noghès, for whom the final turn of the Monaco Grand Prix is named, created that famed race in 1929, as well as the Rallye de Monte Carlo in 1911 and the Checkered flag as the very symbol of victory in racing.
raised in the Principality which is perhaps more cosmopolitan than any other, educated in Europe, Baron de Massy has traveled the world. In the Early 1970’s he piloted a race car for the Formula Renault Europe Marlboro Racing Team, before riding the entire 7400 km Brazilian coast on a motorcycle. In 1979 he opened the first foreign office of Société des bains de mer de Monaco in New York City. He later opened the first mail order company in the Easter Bloc, when he created Top Trading in Hungary. He took to motorcycling again in 1994, crossing north America twice. In between he became a father of three and a diplomat, serving Monaco’s foreign service as chargé d’affaires in charge of Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2009 he bacame Diplomatic Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign, Economic and Financial Affairs, before accepting his present post as Economic Attaché to the Embassy of Monaco in Washington, DC, in 2010.
Baron de Massy has lived in Spain, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, France, Hungary, Panama and the USA, in addition to his ancient homeland of Monaco. He speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Baron de Massy now splits his time between Washington, Miami and, of course, Monte Carlo.