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Akorbi Names Noted Industry Veteran Vera Richards as Vice President of Localization

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Apr 25

Akorbi Names Noted Industry Veteran Vera Richards as Vice President of Localization

Continued acquisition of agile talent underscores Akorbi’s commitment of investing in industry experts to ensure optimized service delivery for customers.

PLANO, TX – MAY 3, 2018 – Akorbi, a leading global provider of language interpreting, translation and technology solutions, recently named by an independent research firm as one of the top three fastest-growing language service providers (LSP) in the world, today announced localization expert, interpreter, translator and cultural consultant, Vera Richards, has joined the company as Vice President of Localization.

Richards broad knowledge and perspective stems from 17-years serving the language industry. She joins Akorbi after a decade with Moravia where she led a large scale production team across multiple global locations. Richards carries a strong track record of operational agility and management of multi-million dollar portfolios combined with solid expertise overseeing all aspects of localization into over one hundred languages for the top technology companies in the world.

“We are committed to seeking proven experts and impact players who also possess the passion for delivering quality-rich services and advancing the industry” said Azam Mirza, Co-Founder & President, Akorbi. The language services market is reported by market research firm, Nimdzi as an estimated USD $50 billion industry for 2018. “This latest addition to our growing complement of leaders and industry experts supports our steadfast dedication to elevating world-class operational delivery with the reliable, exceptional service that characterizes Akorbi.” Said Mirza.

Born in the Czech Republic, and residing in Seattle, Washington, Richards is proficient in English, Czech, Slovak and Russian languages. “I am delighted to be joining the Akorbi team and work alongside the dedicated and innovative professionals committed to delivering excellence to the Akorbi clients.” Richards stated. “I look forward to leading the company’s Translation and Localization Division during the company’s exciting and dynamic growth phase.”

The announcement follows the recent appointment of industry leader Ken Anders to COO and supports the next phase of growth as the company continues to accelerate and solidify its global leadership position.

About Akorbi

Akorbi is a U.S.-based company that provides enterprise solutions that empower companies to achieve success in the global economy. We help companies connect with employees, vendors and customers in over 170 languages 24×7, in any modality, from any location. Our customizable, enterprise solutions include: technical and multilingual staffing, learning services, multilingual contact centers, video remote solutions, translation/localization and in-person interpreting services. The company holds several certifications including ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, and M/WBE Certification. Akorbi was recently named the 12th largest language service provider (LSP) in the US by global market research and international consulting company, Nimdzi Insights LLC. For more information, visit or call 1.877.4.AKORBI.


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