GALA Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors Candidates
GALA is pleased to announce the candidacy of fourteen localization industry professionals for its Board of Directors. Candidates are campaigning to fill three open positions on the Board for the 2016-2017 term. Representative of GALA’s global membership, the candidates come from many geographical regions and have varying professional backgrounds.
Please click here to view the candidates and read their statements, or see the list below.
The GALA Board of Directors is responsible for the overall direction of the association. It has control over many decisions made by the association, including those in the areas of finance, legal matters, administration, and personnel. The Board of Directors meets regularly to discuss the association's affairs and to make decisions on its business.
GALA’s purpose is to support its members and be an inclusive and neutral voice for all stakeholders in the language industry. As described, the Board of Directors plays a critical role in this mission. Since the Board represents the members, it is critical that members choose the Board.
Indeed, GALA’s Board of Directors is chosen through a democratic process. Each GALA member company is eligible to vote in the election of GALA Board members. The final tally of the member vote is what determines the future Board members. The choice is yours!
Ballots will be distributed to the voting contacts of all member companies on 17 November 2015. The polls will remain open for two weeks and will close on 1 December 2015. The results will be announced the following week. In the event of a tie, a runoff election will be held.
GALA invites all members to review the fourteen candidate profiles and consider the candidates you would like to be on the Board of your association. If you are not the voting contact for your company, please communicate with your voting contact and share your input.
All the individuals campaigning are highly qualified and have extensive experience in the localization industry. The GALA staff and current Board is thrilled by the caliber of the candidates and looks forward to working with whomever the GALA membership elects.
2016-2017 GALA Board Candidates:
- Julieta Coirini, Ushuaia (Argentina)
- Arnaud Daix, euroscript International (Luxembourg)
- Klaus Fleishmann, Kaleidoscope (Austria)
- Jeff Guillem, Translations.com (USA)
- Steve Lank, Cesco (USA)
- Maria Cecilia Maldonado, SpeakLatam (Argentina)
- Claudia Mirza, Akorbi (USA)
- Wafaa Mohiy, Saudisoft (Egypt)
- Ümit Özaydin, Dragoman (Turkey)
- Anouk Perquin, Concorde Group (The Netherlands)
- Jesper Sandberg, STP (United Kingdom)
- Joël Sigling, AVB (The Netherlands)
- Dimitri Stoquart, Stoquart SA (Belgium)
- Tetyana Struk, Linguistic Centre (Ukraine)