Candidate: Sandeep Nulkar
BITS Private Limited
Founder, Chairman & Managing Director
I have been an active part of the translation and localisation industry for over 25 years and have extensive experience across every aspect of the profession, including building and managing teams, conceptualising and organising events, pushing agenda and driving change.
I serve on the state government's language committee and am an active part of the language technology consultations under the aegis of the Government of India and Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry. I also serve on the Advisory Board of ELTIS-SIFIL, the Managing Committee of the Alliance Française de Pune, the Board of Studies of the Fergusson College and as a former Member of Jury of Jambhekar Literary Translation Awards.
I have led the localization track at the tcworld Bangalore for 3 years, helped organise a GALA event in Delhi and am an active part of the soon to be launched CITLoC (Confederation of Indian Translation and Localisation Companies).
I received the 'Outstanding contribution to the language industry award' in 2016 and the Udyami Award for Entrepreneurship in 2017.
BITS, the company I founded in 1993, is one of the most valued torchbearers of the profession in India that has worked relentlessly for the cause of all industry stakeholders.
If elected to the GALA Board, I hope to contribute by using my organisational skills and industry network across the globe to help GALA members break into and benefit from an extremely lucrative emerging market such as India.
I would also like to focus on membership drives to increase members from less represented, but commercially lucrative markets.
I am particularly passionate about GALA's Local Networking events and would work towards building a collaborative ecosystem of local networking events.
Serving GALA as a Board Member is an opportunity to work for the betterment of our industry and be in a position to directly help members collaborate to bring about professional growth and commercial success.