Christel is the daughter of Gertrude and Ingemar and was born in Tanzania. The family lived there during her childhood, and she came to Sweden when she was 9 years old. She has a Master Degree in Business Administration at Uppsala University and did her examination project in Mtwara.

Christel works at Hyper Island as Global Head of Tailored Solutions and is passionate about how education & training can change the future. Christel continues her fathers work to support education for youth and children in Tanzania and now is operationally responsible for Holmquist Foundation.