Raffaele Menci was born in Moscow. His father is Italian and his mother Russian, and he grew up from a very young age in Italy.
After school, he studied Economics and Business at university. He combined his studies with work in the real world as a salesman. This practical application greatly increased his appreciation of the subjects he was studying. He began his working career after university in export sales where he excelled quickly.
Over time, the areas for which he was responsible moved his focus closer and closer to Russia. Eventually, in 2009, he came out here to live and work.