The role of our leadership is to be aware of what it is we do best and find ways of doing more of it, and better. Our Nordic values are reflected in our management style. Our leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.
Anu represents Sandberg as its Managing Director, but she epitomises the company in many other respects as well. As a trained translator with a master’s degree in translation and interpreting from the University of Helsinki, she was already an experienced project and operations manager when she joined Sandberg in 2001.
As Managing Director, Anu creates and implements Sandberg’s strategy, leads and coaches the senior management team, and maintains links with our major stakeholders. She is keen to build the Sandberg brand, making sure our products and services stay ahead of the game and developing innovative ways of working together.
Anu holds the title of Planking Champion of the translation industry after being the “last woman standing” in a live competition held in front of industry peers at the NTIF2014 conference. Despite knowing her as a tenacious colleague, we were still impressed by her final time of 11 minutes 42 seconds.
Jesper Sandberg is our namesake. He started Sandberg Translation Partners as a qualified Danish translator in 1995. Under his leadership, and reflecting his character, the company has grown to an LSP with a reputation for reliability and excellence, defined by its meticulous eye for detail and renowned for tackling the most demanding projects into the Nordic languages and English.
Now Sandberg’s Executive Chairman, Jesper is lending his business experience to benefit the international translation community. He is still involved in Sandberg’s expansion plans, technology development, financial management and key client relationships, but equally willing to help and advise other business owners on their management challenges.
Jesper is keen on combining his love of travel with representing Sandberg around the world. If you don’t bump into him at a translation industry conference in some exotic location, you will definitely catch him afterwards exploring the city or checking out the skiing opportunities nearby.
Susie is the glue that holds Sandberg’s production teams together. As Operations Manager, she develops company policy and ensures our focus remains on the agreed Sandberg strategy and business plan. She directs the profitability and workflow development of the project management, translation and account linguist teams, and represents Sandberg on the Association of Translations Companies’ Council of Members.
Susie has an honours degree in French, Swedish and Spanish, and is also a qualified teacher with a PGCE. She joined the company in 2007, starting off as a project manager and quickly taking on further team management responsibilities.
Susie’s interests outside work include volunteering for charities in diverse fields. She is also a keen runner and cyclist, and enjoys nothing more than cycling thousands of miles across a country to meet people and absorb the culture along the way.
Introducing Adam as Sandberg’s IT Manager is only telling part of his story. It is his no-nonsense attitude to unpacking IT and language technology for end-users that defines him. That and his penchant for quirky humour.
Adam studied Japanese, translation and political science at Stockholm University and came to Sandberg via the acquisition of Tranflex. His interest in CAT tools resulted in a transition from project management to language technology, and he took on the mantle of IT Manager in 2018.
Adam manages change, security and performance optimisation at Sandberg by developing the company’s IT strategy, infrastructure and data management. At home, Adam likes to cook and is an avid wine collector. He doesn’t have a signature dish, but his children, who are half Japanese, prefer his Japanese dishes to his Swedish ones.