Canadian Language Industry Association Appoints New Leadership

11 Sep 2023 10:19 AM | Catherine Morris (Administrator)

Toronto, Ontario – The Canadian Language Industry Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of two distinguished individuals to key leadership roles within our organization. Lola Bendana has been named as the Chair of the Advisory Board, and Andre Palaguine will assume the role of Chair of the Experts Committee.

Lola Bendana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role as the Chair of the Advisory Board. She has been an active member of CLIA for many years and has made significant contributions to the language industry in Canada. Lola is widely respected for her commitment to quality and professionalism in translation and interpretation services, and her expertise will be invaluable in guiding CLIA's strategic direction.

Andre Palaguine, a highly regarded leader in the language industry, has been appointed Chair of the Experts Committee. With a deep understanding of language industry, innovative approach, and strategic thinking, Andre is well-equipped to lead the committee in its mission to advance the field of language services in Canada. His leadership will be pivotal in driving innovation and best practices within our industry.

"We are thrilled to welcome Lola Bendana and Andre Palaguine to these critical leadership roles within CLIA," said Robin Ayoub, President of the Canadian Language Industry Association. "Their passion for our industry, coupled with their extensive experience and dedication, will undoubtedly strengthen CLIA's impact and help us better serve our members and the broader language industry community."

Lola Bendana and Andre Palaguine assume their respective roles immediately, and we look forward to their contributions in enhancing the Canadian language industry's growth and reputation.


About the Canadian Language Industry Association (CLIA):

The Canadian Language Industry Association (CLIA) is the national not-for-profit association representing the language industry in Canada. CLIA's mission is to promote and advance the language industry by supporting the interests of its members and advocating for best practices, quality standards, and innovation in language services.

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