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GALA names first Ambassadors: New program will expand connection with global language enterprise

Thursday, 11 September, 2014

Seattle, United States — The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) today unveiled its GALA Ambassador Program and named its first four Ambassadors. The program is designed to broaden GALA’s ability to reach and represent its constituencies and expand its connections with the global language enterprise. GALA Ambassadors will represent and advocate on behalf of GALA and will gather ideas and feedback from members and the language industry community at large.

The four Ambassadors named today by the GALA Board of Directors are Fabiano Cid, Managing Director at Ccaps Translation and Localization, Brazil; Stefan Gentz, Senior Consultant at TRACOM, Germany; David Orban, CEO at Dotsub, USA; and Biraj Rath, CEO at Braahmam Net Solutions, India. Ambassadors were selected to represent particular regions and/or sectors. All Ambassadors have been closely involved in and supportive of GALA’s activities and initiatives.

“The time has come for GALA to expand its leadership footprint,“ said Robert Etches, Chairman of the GALA Board. “GALA continues to grow, and in order for the association to truly empower and engage its membership, we must have more representation.”

Ambassadors will be asked to represent and promote GALA at regional and industry events, reach out to allied professions, educational institutions, and other stakeholders in their regions, gather information and feedback from various constituents, and articulate the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the language community in their region or sector.


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 around 360 member companies from over 60 countries. More information: www.gala-global.org.