GALA Announces its 2019 Chairman

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San Francisco, CA, February 4th – The Globalization and Localization Association announced and welcomed Kåre Lindahl as new Chairman of the Board for 2019.

Full details about the board can be found on the association’s website,

With over 25 years experience in high-tech gained by serving in executive roles within companies such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Hogia, Kåre is now CEO of Venga Global, a fast-growing global translation and localization company working with some of the biggest names in technology brands.

Kåre comes to the position of Chairman after over 8 years as a GALA member and experience as Vice-Chairman in 2018.

He has held several board positions in the localization industry including, Northern California Translators Organization and The Institute of Localisation Professionals.

Kåre Lindahl

He founded Venga Global, a translation and localization company specializing in creating long-term and transparent partnerships with clients in 2008. Venga Global focuses on customized programs and supporting client’s global ambitions and localization maturity.

When asked about the main opportunities he foresees with this new position, Kåre stated: “I am very excited to follow previous board’s work on growing our membership to include all stakeholders in the globalization industry, such as growing our membership in Asia and among buyers of globalization services. As a membership organization, our mission is to help our members succeed and to drive industry development by building professional communities, sharing knowledge, and advancing best practices.”


With expertise in translation, localization, and creative services in over 100 languages, Venga partners with clients to support their global ambitions.

Venga follows a strategy of building robust programs for continuous translation and localization for enterprise clients. These programs are supported by an agile production team, an innovative tools and technology approach, a specialized supply chain, and an ISO-certified quality assurance team.

Their clients can expect a long-term and transparent partnership. Venga is committed to continuous improvement and supporting our client’s accelerated growth and localization maturity.

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