Cecil grew up in Hamburg but attended school in South Africa. After returning to Germany he attended the BSP Business School Berlin where he obtained a bachelor's degree in International Business Studies. His curiosity for entrepreneurship started to prosper, while establishing the sales team for Schokostück. Following the company's acquisition by Chocri GmbH and Ritter Sport, Cecil was solely responsible for its Management. In 2014 he left Berlin to study abroad in USA, where he earned a certificate in Business Administration & Management from Columbia University in New York City.
By the end of 2015 Cecil returned to Berlin, where in the spring of 2016 he launched his own company charly.education with co-founder Karl Bagusat. charly.education, a simple product, with which student can print entirely free of charge. All printed documents are delivered to the students' doorsteps, in color and bound; these documents are sponsored by companies.