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HAYDER AL-ANI

FOUNDER & CEO

HAYDER AL-ANI

FOUNDER & CEO

Hayder is the progress driver behind the brand, always looking for ways to raise the bar and differentiate Mission Translate from its competitors.

Hayder has the same drive for success when mastering skills at the snooker table or improving his skills on the golf course; that's when he's not on the road supporting his marathon-running wife or delighting his niece at adrenaline-charged theme parks.

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HAWAZEN AL-ANI

CFO & DIRECTOR

HAWAZEN AL-ANI

CFO & DIRECTOR

With Hawazen’s meticulous attention to all things numerical, we can be assured that Mission Translate is always on track for meeting its objectives.

Outside of work, Hawazen’s passion for Formula One and going on adventures with her daughter to Legoland and Harry Potter World is fittingly balanced with the far more tranquil pursuits of stargazing and nature walks.

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DANNY RUSSELL

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DANNY RUSSELL

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

With comprehensive experience in senior roles, supporting leading global brands with their growth, strategy and marketing, Danny's guidance is highly valued in every area of Mission Translate's activity.

When not taking time to unwind with his family, Danny's professional drive is mirrored in his leisure activities, whether it's ambitious cycling endeavours, gym pursuits or supporting his sporting teams, Spurs and LA Rams.

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Alex Batchelor

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ALEX BATCHELOR

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Having extensive and wide-ranging experience in international marketing and commercial roles, Alex brings immense expertise and experience to his advisory role with the Mission Translate team.

Outside of his professional day job, he used to enjoy playing rugby and golf - but largely these days is reduced to watching almost any sport on TV and acting as a figure of fun to his wife and four children.

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April Carrigan

PA to the board

April Carrigan

PA to the board

April provides excellent support to Mission Translate’s executive board. With her exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail, schedules, correspondence and logistics are managed flawlessly, leaving our team members to focus on the business-critical tasks of the day.

April is from the Philippines and moved to the UK permanently two years ago. Away from work, she loves watching Disney movies or reading books with her daughter, or meeting friends for shopping or coffee. She enjoys holidays too, especially by the sea, but misses the warmth of the Philippines water.

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 STEVEN PRIOR

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Steven Prior

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Steve leverages his in-depth industry expertise to seek out potential synergies - opportunities where we can help clients with their global growth and where we can make their everyday job easier.

As a self-confessed petrol head, Steve loves all things that motor fast! But it’s not all about speed. Enjoying time in the kitchen, too, Steve keeps the recipe to his infamous Hungarian influenced cottage pie a closely guarded secret!

Global Head of Operations - Jess

JESSICA LIGEIRO

GLOBAL HEAD OF OPERATIONS

JESSICA LIGEIRO

GLOBAL HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Jessica is our strategiser extraordinaire - leading the way with devising innovative solutions for succeeding in new and current markets and delivering above and beyond our clients' expectations.

Having family in various places across the globe means Jess has had the opportunity to travel to some inspiring locations, experiencing their different cultures and sampling the deliciousness of a variety of worldwide cuisine.

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KRISTY HARTLESS

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

KRISTY HARTLESS

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Kristy is often one of the first welcoming faces our clients meet. Taking the utmost care to appreciate every detail of our clients’ needs, she understands how to offer value.

Kristy escapes office life by venturing to the great outdoors. One of her favourite places is the Lake District, where her dog, Luna, challenges her to a brisk hike across the peaks.

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AEKTA PATEL

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

AEKTA PATEL

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

With Aekta's exceptional listening skills and dedication to learning more about the challenges our clients face, she offers solutions time and again that exceed expectations.

When away from her professional role, Aekta applies the same dedication to her commitment at the gym, then loves to spend the rest of her free time with her family, travelling, eating out or cooking and baking for them.

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MARIA SHIPUSH

CLIENT SUCCESS MANAGER

MARIA SHIPUSH

CLIENT SUCCESS MANAGER

Positive, enthusiastic and highly dedicated, Maria has found her niche taking care of our client relationships. She's ready to listen, empathise and act upon your needs to ensure you enjoy the best project management experience.

Her love of meeting new people continues with her passion for travel and experiencing different cultures, where her extensive language skills support her insight. When taking a pause from this pace, Maria's enjoyment of cooking and yoga helps her unwind.

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Encarna Núñez

DIGITAL MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Encarna Núñez

DIGITAL MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Encarna's drive for learning all things digital and design, alongside her flair for languages, has made her a valuable member of Mission Translate's marketing department.

Her enthusiasm for social media continues outside of work, where she loves to share new recipes or music she's created or seek out new, exciting venues for live festivals.

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Lorna Al-Ani

COPYWRITER

Lorna Al-Ani

COPYWRITER

Lorna is the voice behind the brand, taking the team's ethos and ambitions and finding engaging ways to communicate them to their audience.

However, you won’t find Lorna sitting at a desk the rest of the time. Her love of exploring beautiful trails has taken her on some incredible ultra-running adventures across the UK and Europe.

Operations Manager - Gary

GARY HOLDEN

OPERATIONS MANAGER

GARY HOLDEN

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Gary is our technical genius, developing solutions that delight our clients and differentiate us from our competitors and, with a keen eye for every detail, not a subtlety gets missed.

However, behind Gary's quiet temperament is a highly practised master of Karate. Holding a 2nd Dan black belt, he reflects the qualities that this ancient martial art requires, such as respect, integrity, and responsibility.

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Charlotte Jones

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Charlotte Jones

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Charlotte meets all of our clients with a smile, ready and happy to help with their project requests, taking exceptional care of every detail.

Her smile continues as she enjoys exploring the beautiful scenery of the Lake District before settling down in a cosy pub or strumming a tune or two on her electric guitar.

Project Manager - Dan

Dan Coombe

PROJECT MANAGER

Dan Coombe

PROJECT MANAGER

As well as being a dedicated project manager, Dan also manages Mission Translate’s ISO compliance, meaning he appreciates precisely what's required to ensure every aspect of your project is delivered to the highest standard.

Dan transfers this same zest for top results to his love of sport, whether it’s playing or watching football, enjoying an England cricket match or feeling the speed on car track days.

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Arianne Suarez

PROJECT MANAGER

Arianne Suarez

PROJECT MANAGER

Arianne's commitment to exceptional customer service is second-to-none, and with her expertise behind their projects, clients feel that their work is in safe hands.

When not at home, baking up tasty treats or discovering the latest adventure or crime drama, Arianne loves to spend time at the beach with her friends and family.

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LANA ADIE

PROJECT MANAGER

LANA ADIE

PROJECT MANAGER

Our multitasking expert, Lana, is well-known for her exceptional organisational skills, taking meticulous care of every element of our clients’ projects.

Lana transfers this attention to detail in her hobby as an artist, enjoying painting and making her own original jewellery.

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Sandra Vazquez

PROJECT MANAGER

Sandra Vasquez

PROJECT MANAGER

As lead US project manager, Sandra's enthusiastic, helpful and knowledgeable approach has ensured our clients working in these time zones feel their needs are well looked after.

Sandra’s warmth and care resonate in other areas of her life, too, from looking after her young son to nurturing her extensive collection of succulent plants or taking care of her own health by regular visits to the gym.

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EDDY DUQUE

PROJECT MANAGER

Eddy Duque

PROJECT MANAGER

Passionate for languages, Eddy Duque is a certified English/Spanish translator and localization project manager. With years of experience working in the translation and localization industry, he has learned that honesty, creativity and dedication are the most valuable qualities for success. When not translating or managing projects, Eddy enjoys swimming, hiking, running and leading his local youth group.

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Blanche Albos

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Blanche Albos

PROJECT COORDINATOR

With a background in IT, communications and desktop publishing, Blanche brings valuable skills to the team in her role as project coordinator. Supporting the project management team, she ensures our clients’ files have a first-class finish and exceed their expectations.

Blanche loves art, and outside of work, she enjoys digital and watercolour painting and sketching. She also enjoys listening to different genres of music, playing online games, cooking and baking.

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Angela Bolivar

PROJECT COORDINATOR

ANGELA BOLIVAR

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Loving languages and linguistics from a young age and with a bachelor’s degree in Modern Language and Business Studies, 23-year-old Angela is perfectly positioned to support our project management team in her role as project coordinator.

In her spare time, Angela loves to dance. She practised Flamenco, ballet and modern dance for three years but now sticks to dancing around her house or when she goes out with friends.

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Kathryn Cozens

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Kathryn Cozens

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Kathryn's conscientious approach and a careful eye for detail mean that everything 'behind the scenes' is kept in pristine order, with client and supplier accounts organised meticulously.

Away from work, she unwinds by exploring the local beaches and woodlands with her dog, Rex, or baking tasty treats for family and friends.

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Abdelhamed Ehab

RESOURCE COORDINATOR

Abdelhamed Ehab

RESOURCE COORDINATOR

Abdelhamed fully appreciates the skills and qualities we require when building our team of linguists, researchers and technicians and is dedicated to ensuring every individual undergoes a strict recruitment process so we can continue to deliver the highest quality for our clients’ projects.

Abdelhamed puts his positive and enthusiastic attitude down to enjoying time outdoors surrounded by nature. He particularly enjoys hiking but also finds his zen practising mixed martial arts, which he has been perfecting for over three years.

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Chloe Lawrence

RESOURCE COORDINATOR

Chloe Lawrence

RESOURCE COORDINATOR

Ready to take on any challenge, Chloe's impressive levels of commitment alongside her solution-oriented approach are fundamental to her role in building a strong, reliable team of linguists and researchers for our clients' requests and providing valuable support to the project management team.

Chloe also rises to the challenge with her volunteer boxing coaching, then tempers this adrenaline-fuelled sport with her quiet passion for culinary experimentation.

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Maurin Astrero

ACCOUNTANT

Maurin Astrero

ACCOUNTANT

With Maurin's exceptional organisational skills and diligent work ethic, we are assured that every box is checked and every transaction completed with accuracy.

As a self-confessed 'Plantita' (or plant lover), Maurin gives the same care and attention to her growing collection of coleus plants while also using her spare time to become fluent in Korean and its writing system Hangul.

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