Lokalise, a pioneering translation management platform, is excited to announce that — after seven years at the helm — founders Petr Antropov and Nick Ustinov are handing over the CEO reins to Sophie Krishnan. This transition comes as Lokalise embarks on a new chapter, aiming to further its mission of breaking down language barriers and connecting people globally.
Under the leadership of Petr and Nick, Lokalise has achieved remarkable milestones. The company has been recognized as a thought leader in the localization industry, introducing innovative features like design plug-ins, over-the-air updates, and multi-platform concepts. With the recent introduction of Lokalise AI, the company continues to redefine industry standards.
Sophie Krishnan, with her impressive track record of building scalable and disruptive businesses, is poised to take Lokalise to greater heights. Her leadership style and vision align perfectly with Lokalise’s ethos, making her the ideal choice for this pivotal role.
While Petr and Nick will no longer lead the company, they remain deeply committed to its success. Petr will be taking on the role of Chief Strategy Officer, focusing on strategy and corporate development. Meanwhile, Nick will serve as the Chief Innovation Officer, continuing to drive innovation, especially in the realm of AI.
“We felt that Sophie’s leadership approach and personality are an excellent fit for Lokalise,” Nick said. “We did not take this decision lightly, as Lokalise is our brainchild, and we wanted to ensure it was in the hands of someone highly qualified to take it to the next level of growth.”
Petr adds, “Sophie has an excellent track record of building scalable and disruptive businesses, and her energy and drive will take Lokalise to new heights. Nick and I stay committed to turning localization into an element of every company’s strategy, and we feel Sophie is the perfect addition to make our dreams happen.”
Sophie explains, “It is a privilege to join Lokalise and lead the business into the next chapter of its growth. Petr and Nick have built innovative solutions for localization, and Lokalise has a track record of pioneering great solutions for our customers. There is a lot of potential to keep innovating for customers and to scale the business.”
The entire Lokalise team is enthusiastic about this new chapter and is confident in its growth trajectory. For more details, please visit the official announcement.