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Claudia Mirza

Claudia Mirza

Claudia Mirza is the CEO and co-founder of  Akorbi. She  led the company’s evolution from a language translation company to a global provider of multilingual business solutions. Under Claudia’s leadership, Akorbi has experienced 758% growth in recent years and expanded into new industries including multilingual staffing, multilingual contact centers, interpretation, video remote technologies and learning services. Claudia is currently enrolled at Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program. For more information, visit www.akorbi.com or call 877.425.6724.
In my quest to better understand the opportunities and challenges of the African translation industry, I recently traveled from West to East Africa. Because the global demand for African language translations continues to increase, I felt it was important to assess and demystify this market. It’s clear that the localization industry is alive and vibrant in Africa. Linguists are mainly involved in diplomatic, governmental, religious, tourism and humanitarian work. Some commercial work is also done for a variety of industries such as global consulting, mining, financial and technology, among others. The most common translation requests in Africa are for English, Arabic,...
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