Writer, conference interpreter and senior UN staff. I help people communicate and grow professionally.
Industry trend-setter and go-to person in the use of technology and the promising field of remote interpretation.
Passionate about sharing my knowledge with individuals and companies alike.
Head, Conference Management Service
International Telecommunication Union January 2015 - at PresentSenior adviser on conference technology, venue selection, conference logistics, staffing and multilingual interpretation services.
Strategic planning and management of multilingual conferences with a view to the delivery of timely, modern and cost-effective services at conferences in Geneva and abroad.
Provides expert advice to senior management on host country agreement negotiations for conferences outside headquarters.
International Telecommunication Union September 2010 - July 2015Customer-centric management of multilingual interpretation services at the International Telecommunication Union, the oldest specialized agency of the United Nations. Selection, recruitment and supervision of a large pool of freelance conference interpreters for an average of 4,000 interpreter-days/year. Technology-savvy administrator. PaperSmart and eParticipation advocate. Seasoned linguist.
Interpreter to 3 Brazilian Presidents, 2 American Presidents and countless heads of State and government.
Working languages Portuguese (A), English, Spanish (B), French (C)
Interpretation of high-level meetings. Document translation. Translation and Interpretation Exam grader.
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Founding Partner and CEO
Die Presse Translation & Interpreting October 1991 - August 2008Strategic and financial business administration. Chief Linguist. Recruitment, staffing, training and assessment of interpreters, translators and revisers, from a huge on-line and on-site pool of linguists.
Senior interpreter trainer. Team-leader and chief interpreter at countless multilingual conferences. Responsible for government accounts.
Grew the company to a 7-figure income from modest beginnings, despite the rampant inflation, frequent currency changes and the economic uncertainties prevailing in Brazil in the 1990s.