Ottawa, Ontario, April 18, 2022 —Nations Translation Group (NTG) announced today that industry veteran André Palaguine has been appointed as the new CEO of the company. NTG is an Ottawa-based, 100% Indigenous owned translation group specializing in Canada’s official languages, English and French, and translates more than 100 world languages, including more than a dozen Indigenous languages spanning traditional territories across Canada.
André is a language industry leader with over 20 years of experience enabling competitive business strategies for enterprises where content and marketing communications play a key role in business development. He also sits as a Chair of the Advisory Board of CLIA, the Canadian Language Industry Association.
Throughout his successful career, André has consistently led by example and demonstrated outstanding performance through his leadership, professionalism and integrity, his innovation in promoting business services, his dedication to high quality service, and his relationships with industry executives and key decision makers. He brings strong strategic and conceptual thinking and tactful problem-solving skills, in-depth understanding of business necessities as well as expertise in strategic business development, process improvement and business modernization to all of NTG’s operations.
“NTG is on an ambitious path to expand and leverage our French/English, multilingual and Indigenous language services and it was immediately clear that André Palaguine was the right person to lead that growth”, said Scott Patles-Richardson, NTG Chairman. “As governments and the private sector look to reach a broader diversity of audiences and optimize their ESG commitments, we know that NTG can be a solution and that Andre will lead us seamlessly into a new era.”
The Canadian language industry has seen momentous change and progress over the past several years, with new technologies, new ways of working in response to the pandemic, and new visions for how to achieve future success emerging in a dynamic industry landscape. NTG continues to optimize this evolution for the benefit of all clients, staff and stakeholders. A fresh, but experienced perspective and a motivated business development leader is another key step in NTG’s evolution as the leading Canadian and Indigenous-owned linguistic services provider.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead Nations Translation Group to even greater growth and success in a new era of innovation and evolution, as we continuously anticipate and meet the translation and language needs of our clients and the diverse marketplace”, said André Palaguine.
About Nations Translation Group
Nations Translation Group (NTG) is the largest privately held Canadian translation firm and is a provider of high quality, professional translation and editing services for nearly 30 years. Owned entirely by Indigenous peoples, and with a highly multidisciplinary and dedicated staff, NTG specializes in Canada’s official languages, English and French, and translates more than 100 languages, including over a dozen Indigenous languages spanning traditional territories across Canada. NTG provides unparalleled service, 24/7, 365 days a year. NTG is a member of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business and certified as 100% Indigenous-owned.
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