The TAUS Team




Jaap van der Meer


Jaap van der Meer founded TAUS in 2004. He is a language industry pioneer and visionary, who started his first translation company, INK, in The Netherlands in 1980. Jaap is a regular speaker at conferences and author of many articles about technologies, translation and globalization trends.

Data Cloud



Achim Ruopp

Data Cloud Director

Achim specializes in translation automation, internationalization and multi-lingual natural language processing. He believes that making MT widely available breaks down language barriers. As part of the TAUS team Achim leads technology development and implementation.



Anna Samiotou

Data Cloud Product Manager

Anna is the Product Manager of the TAUS Data Cloud and manages all translation data issues in LT industrial/R&D projects. Active in the field of translation and language technology since 1993, she holds degrees in Mathematics and Translation Technologies. She is a passionate polyglot, fascinated by multi-lingual-cultural communication, events and travels.



Vinod Sudharshan

Data Cloud Engineer

Vinod has been with TAUS since 2010. He started off as web developer primarily responsible for the development of the TAUS website, but he is now in charge of the development of Data section and the IT infrastructure of TAUS. He studied Mathematical engineering in Amsterdam and is passionate about technology and natural language processing.

DQF & Quality Dashboard



Dace Dzeguze

DQF Product Manager

Dace joined the DQF team to help manage the program across functional areas. She focuses on integrating DQF into third party translation tools, improving UX and adding new features. Before joining TAUS she worked as a translation project manager in LSP's in Riga and Amsterdam. She has studied Translation and Interpreting at Ventspils University College and Anthropology at VU University Amsterdam.



Nikos Argyropoulos

DQF Engineer

Nikos is responsible for Web projects and Database management. In the past he worked as a computer and Network engineer. He is creative and passionate about technology.



Georgios Evgeneiadis

DQF Engineer

Before joining TAUS George worked as a programmer/analyst in front- and back-end development, mainly on Java (and Android SDK), .NET features(Clients and WCF services) and Databases(Oracle, SQLServer). He has experience in various ERP's and implementation of various custom solutions (ex. WMS for large construction companies). George currently works as a developer on the TAUS DQF.



David Koot

Quality Dashboard Support

David knows the localization industry in depth. Familiar with many roles, his focus lies with analyzing working processes and investigating innovation in translation. With a broad knowledge of translation tools, he is curious to know what's under the hood, and eager to make new connections. He is currently working on the Quality Dashboard.

Member Services & Events



Anne-Maj van der Meer

Events Director

Anne-Maj has been with TAUS since 2007 and transformed from bookkeeper and accounts receivable into Director of Events and Member Services. She is also managing and editing content for the TAUS website as well as designer of TAUS reports and leaflets. She has studied English Language and Literature at the University of Amsterdam and Creative Writing at Harvard University.



Sölen Aslan

Content Marketing Coordinator

Şölen has studied Translation Studies as well as Brand Communication at Istanbul University and completed her master’s degree in European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Previously, she worked at various positions as a translator, post-editor and marketing specialist. She is familiar with the translation and transcreation industry and enthusiastic about languages, cultures and communication. Currently, she is responsible for content marketing activities at TAUS.



Marian Res


Marian is responsible for the bookkeeping, accounts receivable and personnel matters. She also supports members with the use of MyTAUS and other administrative member services.

Website & Marketing



Toos Stoker

Digital Marketing Director

Toos studied Language Diversity of Africa, Asia and Native America at the University of Leiden. During and after her studies she worked as a copywriter and contentmarketeer. Now she is responsible for TAUS's online marketing activities. Toos is also the Product Manager for the TAUS website.



Dimitris Orfanoudakis

TAUS Website Engineer

Dimitris is a Software Developer with an extensive background in building Web and Mobile applications. In the past, he has worked in various Web frameworks related to both front-end and back-end and he is currently working in the development of the TAUS website. He holds a B.A. in Computer & Informatics Engineering and he loves clean code.




Sharon O'Brien

Technical Advisor

Sharon O’Brien works with TAUS on best practice guidelines, especially for aspects of Machine Translation, and on the TAUS Dynamic Quality Framework.



Marieke van Diepen


Marieke van Diepen is responsible for the illustrations and artworks of TAUS. As a Poetic Designer she realizes various art and design projects with often a focus on drawing. See