Alessandro Cattelan is the Vice President of Operations at Translated srl, an online translation and technology company with revenues exceeding $15M. 

Andrew Hickson is the Marketing Manager for Ludejo. In January 2017 he was elected to the board of management of the Westminster Africa Business Group. He has a Masters of Science in International Management and is a former bar owner in The Netherlands.

Bob Willans is CEO of XTM International Ltd which he co-founded in 2002.

Erica Manning is head of Design and Translation Services at Imperial, a clinical research support organization comprising a family of three companies: DAC Patient Recruitment Services, ClinicaLingua Translation Services and Imperial Graphics. She holds a JD from Michigan State University and is a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan.

Jessica Rathke is Managing Director of L10N Sales & Marketing, a London-based sales training and consulting company that helps translation companies increase revenue and profitability through better sales practices.

Julie Giguere has experience of managing multilingual communications at Bank of Montreal and localisation projects in major language service providers in France and in the UK. At Asian Absolute she is all about delivery.

Kain Jagger is the sales and marketing manager at Lan-bridge communications. Before working there he lived in China for three and a half years.

Konstantin Dranch is an observer and researcher of translation markets, focused on the CIS region.

Louise Killeen is a qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (MITI). She is a graduate of Oxford and Salford Universities and has also completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and MMU High Growth Programmes.

Marya Janeen holds a BA (Hons) and an MA (Hons) in Media and Communications and has, in the past, worked as a primetime producer with a news channel. 

Mireia San Jose is responsible for maintaining the highest level of client satisfaction for Asian Absolute's clients. Her role is key to ensuring that Asian Absolute fully accomplishes our mission to provide quality services which exceed the expectations of our clients.

Raisa McNab is the Association of Translation Companies' Council lead on standards. Her day job is Quality & Training Manager at Sandberg Translation Partners (STP). She is responsible for the company’s quality management system and translation services standard certification, and is actively involved in translation industry standards development.

Roy Allkin is the co-founder and Operations Director of Wolfestone Translation Ltd and chairman of the Association of Translation Companies. Roy studied History for his first class Honours Degree before going on to achieve a Masters Degree with distinction in Business. He is currently studying CIMA Management Accounting.

Ruth Partington is the founder of RP Translate and Chair of the ATC Conference Organising Committee and Vice-Chair of the ATC Council. She graduated in 1986 with a degree in Russian and Italian from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London.

Sarah Griffin-Mason is Chair of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and a part-time Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies at the University of Portsmouth. She is an experienced freelance translator, editor and educator who runs a freelance translation and editing business in her remaining time. 

Steve Chu has more than 20 years of diversified management experience in general management, sales, marketing, and operations.

Su Yang, is managing director of Shanghai-based Talking China Language Services.  She originally studied for a BA in journalism and communications at Shanghai International Studies University, before going on to complete an MA in English Linguistics and Literature at the same academic institution. She transferred to Jiaotong University to complete her MBA.

Tony O’Dowd is the CEO and Chief Architect of


Udo Leinhäuser – translator, author and pilot with 20 years’ experience in the language services industry.

Vassilis Korkas is the COO and a co-founder of lexiQA. 

Volodymtr Kukharenko has a career which, over the last 16-years in the translation industry has advanced from a freelancer to CEO of translation agency and founder of a software company. 



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