What does it take to be a successful CEO of an LSP

What makes for a good CEO of a language service provider? How can you prepare yourself for the role? What advice would you give to future CEOs in the language industry? These and more questions will be discussed with successful CEOs of leading LSPs.

June 25th, 2020 @ 4PM CEST | 10AM EDT


Nelly Kostadinova, a trained journalist, arrived in Germany 29 years ago and despite being advised against starting a translation agency by the Chamber of Commerce, she founded Lingua-World in 1997. Today, the translation and interpreting service operates internationally. With 19 locations on two continents Lingua-World generates millions in sales and is one of the most successful language service providers on the German market. Nelly’s story and entrepreneurial spirit inspires and motivates people all over the globe. She is an Economic Ambassador of the City of Cologne and member of the German Chamber of Commerce General Assembly in Cologne.

Nelly Kostadinova

CEO, Lingua-World GmbH

Dave is the Founder and CEO of LinQuake B.V.. Since its inception in 2013, the company grew to a mid-sized LSP in the Netherlands, with a strong focus on clients and their needs in an ever-changing world. Next to running LinQuake on a day-to-day basis, Dave is also Chairman of the Netherlands Association of Translation Companies (VViN).

Dave van den Akker

CEO, LinQuake

Peter founded Argo Translation, originally based in Milwaukee, WI, in 1995. Prior to transferring his love of all things international and his savvy business expertise into Chicago’s premier translation agency, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he graduated with a major in finance and human resource management. After graduation he went on to become an Italian translator and project manager for an international medical equipment manufacturer and major airline.

Peter Argondizzo

CEO, Argo Translation

Tenesoya has a degree in Veterinary Medicine and 15 years of experience in the language industry. She decided to join the family-owned company in 2007 and since then, has been exploring and learning from all the areas of the organization. With an inquiring and entrepreneurial spirit, she eschews routine, preferring to pursue change in the quest for continual improvement. Since joining CPSL, the company has gained presence in Germany and the US, while boosting a technology-driven culture, onboarding new services to the company’s portfolio and undertaking different social responsibility initiatives. Inquisitiveness, empathy, innovation, creativity, and delivery of excellence are values that are embedded in CPSL’s DNA, over the past 50 years, and is nicely complemented by Tenesoya’s passion and open-minded personality.

Tenesoya Pawlowsky


A selection of previous panel webinars!

Register to view previous webinars with some very special guests. Such amazing talents!!!

Software Localization (Agile)

Localization managers from InEight, Uber, Stripe, and Evernote joined us to discuss the solutions they are coming up with for specific software loc problems. Awesome talents!

Travel & Tourism Challenges

Super talented loc managers from Blablacar, TUI hotels, and GoEuro talked about their challenges. Super interesting to see three loc managers in three different phases of team building.

Games, games, games!

Our inaugural panel was awesome. We talked with specialists from Gameforge, Paradox (gooooo strategy games!), and two key consultants.

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