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GALA Announces 2016 Board of Directors Election Results


Wednesday, 7 December, 2016

Seattle, Washington, USA (07 December 2016) – Members of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) have elected four industry professionals to the Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term:

  • Tea Dietterich, 2M Language Services (Australia & France) – Elected for a second term
  • Pedro Gomez, Microsoft Corporation (United States)
  • Sabina Jasinska, Donnelley Language Solutions (United Kingdom) 
  • George Zhao, Boffin Language Group Inc. (Canada) 

They join the following continuing board members: Jesper Sandberg, STP (United Kingdom); Klaus Fleischmann, Kaleidoscope (Austria); and Wafaa Mohiy, Saudisoft (Egypt).

Board Members Robert Etches, Textminded (Denmark); Véronique Özkaya, Xplanation (Belgium); and Manal Amin, Arabize (Egypt) will conclude their Board service at the end of 2016. 

“The caliber of candidates who run for the Board each year is truly striking and indicative of the committed individuals who are important drivers in the language industry worldwide,” said Véronique Özkaya, Chair of the Board. “We are enthusiastic about the perspectives that the new Board members will bring to GALA’s leadership.” 

“I am delighted to welcome the new board members and looking forward to working with them,” said Laura Brandon, GALA’s Executive Director. “I also want to take this chance, on behalf of everyone at GALA, to sincerely thank Robert, Véronique, and Manal for their years of energy and effort as Board members. With their support and guidance, we have embarked on and successfully completed many exciting new projects and initiatives. They will be missed!” 

Board members are directly elected by GALA member companies. One representative from each company is designated as the voting contact for their company.  Board terms are for two years, beginning in January of each year.