About Us

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Introduction

Association of Asian Translation Industry (AATI) formally announced on 28 August 2012 that it is moving towards a new era in the Asian and ASEAN translation industry envisioned to serve as a platform and forum for translation-quality standards in Asia.

After its formation announcement  at the 3rd International Conference on Translation, Technology, and Globalization in a Multilingual Context held in New Delhi, India on 23 June 2012, AATI has decided to spearhead the implementation of unified standards and practices in translation, interpretation, localization and certification across Asia.  

The association has likewise vowed to expand its roles in the field of research and development, innovation and translation technology, including the active participation of the academe vis-à-vis the industry.

The newly formed AATI is initially composed of 12 countries and  1 region  including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam which are committed to fostering reforms and congruency in language services.

AATI President Maneerat  Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya said that “the AATI is a turning point to revolutionize language services in Asia where the most dynamic translation industry will harmonize the world balance of language across borders.”

Mission and Vision

Section 1. To promote collaboration of Asian translators and interpreters to enhance their professional qualities;

Section 2. To develop professional standards of the translation activity of the industry in Asia;

Section 3. To enhance the use of information and communication technology to facilitate the task of translators and interpreters;

Section 4. To share knowledge, ideas and enhance transfer of technology through forums, conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops or training programs organized by AATI;

Section 5. To serve as a resource of translators, interpreters, language consultants and translation technology experts;

Section 6. To promote cooperation, co-optation and collaboration for the mutual benefit of other language associations in Asia particularly in the field of translation and interpretation.

Our leadership

Leo Chan (Hong-Kong, China)

Director for Research and Publications

Leo Chan (Hong-Kong, China)

Director for Research and Publications

John Nguyen is the Co-founder of Expertrans Global who has an important role to play in the Strategic Development Team of the company. Bearing key responsibilities for human resources and finance, John Nguyen keeps systems functioning efficiently under control.

Kyaw Swa Win (Myanmar)

Director of ASEAN Affairs

Kyaw Swa Win (Myanmar)

Director of ASEAN Affairs

John Nguyen is the Co-founder of Expertrans Global who has an important role to play in the Strategic Development Team of the company. Bearing key responsibilities for human resources and finance, John Nguyen keeps systems functioning efficiently under control.

Yoshiki Matsuoka (Japan)

Director of Membership Management and Marketing

Yoshiki Matsuoka (Japan)

Director of Membership Management and Marketing

John Nguyen is the Co-founder of Expertrans Global who has an important role to play in the Strategic Development Team of the company. Bearing key responsibilities for human resources and finance, John Nguyen keeps systems functioning efficiently under control.

Shital Bhandary (Nepal)

Country/region Representative and SG Office support

Shital Bhandary (Nepal)

Country/region Representative and SG Office support

John Nguyen is the Co-founder of Expertrans Global who has an important role to play in the Strategic Development Team of the company. Bearing key responsibilities for human resources and finance, John Nguyen keeps systems functioning efficiently under control.

Marvin Yap (Malaysia)

Country/region Representative

Marvin Yap (Malaysia)

Country/region Representative

John Nguyen is the Co-founder of Expertrans Global who has an important role to play in the Strategic Development Team of the company. Bearing key responsibilities for human resources and finance, John Nguyen keeps systems functioning efficiently under control.

Thongsavanh Khammanichanh (Laos)

Country /region Representative

Thongsavanh Khammanichanh (Laos)

Country /region Representative

John Nguyen is the Co-founder of Expertrans Global who has an important role to play in the Strategic Development Team of the company. Bearing key responsibilities for human resources and finance, John Nguyen keeps systems functioning efficiently under control.

Sengfa Holanouphab (Laos)

Country region Representative

Sengfa Holanouphab (Laos)

Country region Representative

John Nguyen is the Co-founder of Expertrans Global who has an important role to play in the Strategic Development Team of the company. Bearing key responsibilities for human resources and finance, John Nguyen keeps systems functioning efficiently under control.

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