E.g., 06/07/2020
E.g., 06/07/2020

2020-2021 Board Candidate: Patrick Nunes

Patrick Nunes
Rotary International
Director, Global Communications & Design


Candidate Background

As somebody who has been actively involved in localization for over 20 years, I am passionate about the strength of our industry and also the constant need for us to keep evolving how we position ourselves and how we do things.

From owning an LSP back in Brazil, to leading localization and interpretation programs, and many strategic global content and brand positioning initiatives, I believe the best results are accomplished when we can truly engage, inspire and activate those around us.

  • I am an inclusionist: I believe everybody has something positive to offer, no matter where you sit at the table.
  • I am a visionary: I believe that if you have your heart in the right place and the true desire to create positive impact, every vision can become reality.
  • I am curious: I believe the status quo is there to be challenged and serve as guidance for change and growth.

Personal Statement

GALA is a very unique platform for the true development of ideas that go beyond the 'cookie-cutter' approach of localization. And just like every organizational structure, there is always room for growth and evolving, and I would be honored to help drive what it takes to get our association to the next level, and continue to shape our industry’s future.

My personal and professional experiences with a global membership organization such as Rotary, with 1.2 million members in every corner of the world, have given me skills to truly understand what it takes to drive, engage and grow an association like GALA, and I would love to apply those skills serving as a board member.

We represent such a diverse and collectively powerful presence, from LSPs and their suppliers, to interpretation and technology companies, academia, and global enterprises. Together, we go beyond labels, because we are only as strong as the sum of our parts.

In the past few years, I was engaged in different aspects of the association, including hosting webinars, and serving twice in the GALA conference Program Committee. These experiences have reinforced my commitment to advocacy, high standards and content, some of the best attributes our association has to offer.

I believe in the power of global and people-centric leadership, and the GALA community embodies every aspect of those concepts, and we need to do more to truly engage all of our members!

My main drive to serve as board member comes from what the GALA experience, being on the client side, has meant to me and the members of my team. In a few years, we went from “being under a rock” to having a strong presence and sense of belonging. I am genuinely interested in elevating the true collaboration that needs to happen with all the players of this great ecosystem of localization and globalization, so all can have their sense of belonging strengthened. I believe the board of directors plays a key role in allowing current and future members to actively shape our destiny.

It would be an honor for me to serve as member of the GALA board of directors, and apply my skills and experiences with global engagement, and passion for what we can achieve together!

Thank you!