Born in Vantaa, Finland, Katja moved to Austria immediately after graduating with distinction from upper secondary school. She holds master’s degree in German philology and in linguistics from Salzburg University. Since 1998, she has been working as a self-employed translator and interpreter for Finnish and German. She has worked for the EU Commission in Brussels and for the Directorate-General for Translation in Luxembourg. Having worked for more than 15 years on many different translation and interpreting projects for B2B and B2G customers, she has ample experience in the fields of technical and legal translations and interpreting.
Franz is responsible for sales management, marketing and controlling at ScanLang GmbH. He also acts as a sales agent who negotiates orders for Scandinavian vendors selling on the German-speaking markets.
Franz has more than 15 years of experience in successfully developing business with direct commercial consumers and distributors. He worked for Samsung Electronics Austria GmbH for nine years, where he headed a team of managers that contributed significantly to the company’s outstanding success in Austria. In March 2014 Franz made his dream of entrepreneurship come true, and became the cofounder of ScanLang private limited company. In March 2014, he finally realized his long-time dream of becoming an entrepreneur by co-founding Scanlang GmbH.
Franz graduated in business studies from Johannes Kepler University Linz with a particular focus on industrial marketing, sale of services and business English.
Ismene grew up bilingual with German and Norwegian. She graduated in translation studies from the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Vienna. Her working languages are Norwegian, German, English, Spanish and Catalan.
As a music studies graduate, Ismene specialises in arts and culture, and also translates frequently in the fields of medicine and business. For many years, she has also been holding language courses for individuals and companies that are tailored to the clients’ needs and areas of expertise.
Päivi was born in the coastal town of Raahe in northern Finland. After a vocational course in advertising, she studied applied linguistics, education and psychology, acquiring ideal prerequisites for her later career in speech recognition technology and intercultural education. She specialises in translations in the medical sector and is certified translator for German-Finnish-German.