Celia Russo (Celia D.M. Russo) was born on July 13, 1944 in Guildford, Surrey, England. Daughter of Pascual Russo, an Argentinian diplomat of Italian descent and Solange (Leise) Russo, a French national, Celia was born in a transcontinental and transnational context.
Raised in England and Latin America and later educated in the USA and France, Celia was a brilliant student who spoke seven languages fluently. Having been raised amongst multiple languages and cultures, Celia understood early that multiculturalism led her to easily adapt and succeed in differing environments which was an asset not only in her life but especially valuable in business.