Top 34 Influencers

Driving the Language Industry

Influencer: Love it or hate it, the term is here to stay. No industry or special interest is immune from the influence of the influencer. In the language industry, influence often stems from thought leadership — the hard work of identifying best practices, priorities, and goals — more than from product sales or personality promotion. And when you consider the reach of these language professionals, one thing is clear: Their impact cannot be denied.

Over the past several weeks, we’ve asked our readers to nominate and then vote for their peers who have most empowered them or steered their thinking on the great issues of the day. And you came out in force to do just that.

The 34 most supported individuals — MultiLingual’s 2024 influencers — work in diverse roles and domains, and come from all over the world. Despite their differences, they have a lot in common. All are leaders, entrepreneurs, mentors, and advocates in their own way — striving to make their corner of the industry the best it can be.

Some of the influencers are well-known names who have devoted long careers to the industry — including four with more than 30 years of experience — while three are newcomers who have spent five or fewer years in the field. Most of the influencers represent the vendor side, but three are buyers and eight work independently. Many are CEOs piloting companies toward innovation; others generously share their knowledge through writing or teaching. Their expertise spans everything from gaming and technology to healthcare and public service.

Most importantly, all are passionate about what they do. In the following pages, they share the motivations, inspirations, perspectives, and dreams that earned them the title of influencer.


Adam Asnes

CEO at Lingoport

Diego Cresceri

CEO at Creative Words

Diego Perez

Freelance Localization Specialist

Ewandro Magalhães

Global Language Strategist at Nimdzi Insights

Indrė Lelevičienė

CEO at Baltijos vertimai
(BV Translations)

Indy Vega

CEO at CCI Group

István Lengyel

CEO at BeLazy

Javier Díaz

Head of Community at
Bureau Works

Josh Goldsmith

Geek-in-Chief at techforword

Katharine Allen

Director of Language Industry Learning at Boostlingo

Konstantin Dranch

Founder at Custom.MT

Kristin Gutierrez

Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Language Network


Loek van Kooten

Translator at Akebono Translation Service

Lucio Bagnulo

Head of Translation and Language Strategy at Amnesty International

Marco Trombetti

CEO at Translated

Maria Malykhina

Production Manager at Technolex Translation Studio

Marina Ilari

CEO at Terra Translations

Marta Castello

Innovation Manager at
Creative Words

Mary Jayne


CEO at Global Wordsmiths

Mugais Jahangir

Head of the Americas Region at memoQ




CEO at Task Force

Nertila Konda

Head of International Project Management at Albaglobal

Ngnaoussi Elongué

Cédric Christian

Managing Director at
Kabod Group

Nicolás Maximiliano

Martín Fontana

Sales and Marketing Manager at Comunica Translations

Rakesh Kapoor

Managing Director at
Process9 Technologies

Renato Beninatto

Co-founder at Nimdzi Insights

Richard Brooks

Consultant at

Sangeetha V

Sales Director-APAC at Summa Linguae Technologies

Stefan Huyghe

Vice President of Localization at Communicaid

Tetyana Struk

CEO at Linguistic Centre

Tony Cheng

Senior Staff Product Manager of Localization and Globalization at Warner Bros. Discovery

Vidushi Kapoor

CEO at Process9 Technologies

Yanming Li

Senior Manager of Localization at Amazon

Yelena Proskurin

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


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