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GALA Announces Board Officers for 2014

Tuesday, 28 January, 2014

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) today announced the following new officers elected within its 7-person Board of Directors for 2014:

  • Chair – Robert Etches (TextMinded Danmark, Denmark)
  • Vice Chair – Véronique Özkaya (Xplanation, Belgium)
  • Secretary – Jesper Sandberg (Sandberg Translation Partners, United Kingdom)
  • Treasurer – Joël Sigling (AVB Translations, Netherlands)


The additional directors are Terena Bell (In Every Language, USA), Diego Bartolomé (tauyou, Spain), and Serge Gladkoff (Logrus, USA/Russia). Gladkoff continues in his position as Program Lead for GALA’s CRISP initiative (Collaborative Research, Innovation and Standards Program).

“It is with a snippet of pride and a large chunk of humility that I accept the post of chair of the Board this year,” Etches remarked. “It is an honor to represent the many fantastic companies that constitute the GALA family, and I will do everything in my power to repay the trust the members have placed in me.”

The new Board and officers will be present at GALA’s annual meeting following the Language of Business conference 2014, 23-26 March in Istanbul (for more information, visit www.gala-global.org/conference).

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About GALA

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is the worldwide voice for the language industry and a resource for the language business. The association supports its members and the language industry by creating communities, championing standards, sharing knowledge, and advancing technology. GALA is the world’s largest localization trade association with over 380 members. More information: www.gala-global.org.