• Welcome to Elia

About Elia

Elia's Management

Elia Board of Directors

Elia is the European not-for-profit trade association of language service companies with a mission to accelerate our members’ business success.


At Elia we are committed to the mission of accelerating our members’ business success and providing wider benefits to the language industry as a whole. We do this through a dedicated team and a passionate group of Elia Board members. Every year we hold elections for the board, who bring a wealth of expertise with them.

The generous contribution of the Elia Board enables the development of the association and the continuation of the Elia mission.

Clio Schils

President

CQ fluency
Netherlands
Office Term: 2020-2022

Geert Vanderhaeghe

Vice President

Lexitech
Belgium
Office Term: 2020-2022

Richard Brooks

Treasurer

K International
United Kingdom
Office Term: 2019-2021

Alina Birsan

Director

AB Language Solutions
Romania
Office Term: 2019-2021

Diego Cresceri

Director

Creative Words
Italy
Office Term: 2019-2021

Manuele Vecchi

Director

TDR Traduzioni
Italy
Office Term: 2019-2021

Susana Peixoto

Director

EXPRESSÃO
Portugal
Office Term: 2020-2022

Advisory Council


Arancha Caballero

Founder and Managing Director

Nuadda
Spain

Christian Schwendy

Director

Gemino
Germany

Roberto Ganzerli

Independent Language Industry Expert


Italy

Non-voting advisors to the Board

Elia Past Presidents


Roberto Ganzerli

Renato Beninatto

Françoise Bajon

Who keeps Elia going

Elia's Team


Dimitra Garantzioti

Event Manager

Naz Latif

Marketing Manager

Martyna Sikorska

Admin Assistant

John Terninko

Managing Director