Management team

An organization is only as good as its people. Come and meet the team.

 

EQHO’s 110 full-time localization staff are dedicated to delivering clients the ultimate localization experience. From inception, through to project execution, invoicing and after sales support, all aspects of your project will be handled by intelligent forward-thinking localization professionals. We’ll guide you, hold your hand every step of the way, or follow your lead, whatever works best for you and your project.

Here are some of the people that you might meet in our offices.

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Tomas Julin

Tomas Julin

Chairman

Tomas has been Chairman of the Board of Directors at EQHO since 2005. With an extensive background in the telecommunications industry, he started his career as a ‘blue collar’ field technician at Ericsson where he quickly ascended through the ranks. Since that time Tomas has spent forty years in the international arena with overseas residence of 15 years in Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Thailand. The last twenty years of his operational career included senior management and executive positions in several major telecoms companies including Ericsson, COMVIQ, Tele2, Unisource, Peak Traffic, Mobile Systems International, and Celtel International B.V. Tomas also has additional experi­ence gained from more than 50 non-executive board director positions predominantly in telecom and IT companies throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Africa.

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Ross Klinger

Vice Chairman

Ross has been a director of EQHO since 2002 and assumed the position of Managing Director in 2007. During his career, Ross has worked in numerous technical roles, which included working on projects for the U.S. Department of Defense. Ross later founded Fundamental Information Systems (FIS); a company which disseminated trading information for government securities and grew to be the world’s eighth largest private network. In 1990, Ross was invited by the Royal Thai Government to assist in the development of the Kingdom’s technology infrastructure, at which point he relocated to Thailand. Aside from his technical background, Ross takes a special interest in languages and has studied Farsi, French, Sanskrit, Spanish, Thai, and Tibetan. Through a series of well thought out strategies, Ross has helped guide EQHO to becoming a leading Asia based language service provider.

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Phanitanan Sanitprachakorn

Phanitanan Sanitprachakorn

EQHO Group CEO

‘Namphon’ as she is better known, brings a wealth of experience managing companies across a mix of domains. Recently promoted from President of EQHO Communications to Group CEO, Namphon has guided the company to significant year on year growth and subsequently a spot in Asia’s top 20 vendors list. Namphon’s life loving spirit and ‘can do’ attitude is infectious and proliferates throughout the company. Namphon’s specialist subjects are all things AEC (Asean Economic Community).

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Yvan Hennecart

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Yvan brings over 20 years of experience in the localization industry. He started his career as a French translator and has held a number of positions in operational, sales support and solutions architecture functions. Most recently he was in charge of operations for SDL and held an executive directorship with a technology start-up. His expertise includes researching and implementing technologies to enable continuous global content flow, enhanced content delivery methodologies and optimal customer experience. In his spare time, Yvan is an avid traveller and enjoys discovering the world with his wife and two daughters.

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Wee Peng Kang

Wee Peng Kang

Chief Business Support

Wee Peng is a member of EQHO’s executive team, where he is responsible for resource management, human resources, IT and quality management. Wee Peng started his localization career as a Production Tools Specialist with ALPNET 15 years ago. During the SDL acquisition of ALPNET, Wee Peng moved to elionetwork, a Singapore-based MLV, where he ran the localization engineering team and was promoted to Localization Director. He has also worked with Lionbridge Singapore as a Solutions Architect where he was responsible for developing and implementing technical solutions to support large-scale clients. At Lionbridge, Wee Peng also held the position of Vendor Manager for South East Asian languages, and was Operations Manager for Lionbridge Thailand before relocating back to Singapore to head up the Lionbridge Singapore Life Sciences Centre of Excellence.

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Steven Bussey

Director of Global Marketing

Originally from the UK, Steven has been settled in Thailand for 15 years. Since starting with EQHO in late 2006, Steven has honed his localization skills though occupying positions in Project Management, Technical Quotations Management and Business Development. Steven brings several years of leadership experience gained from working in sales, marketing and management positions within the hotel and online travel industry.

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Richard O'Keeffe

Richard O’Keeffe

VP Customer Services

Also a UK national, Richard heads up EQHO’s Customer Service Department having previously worked as Head of Project Management and as a Business Development Manager. A graduate in modern languages from the University of Manchester, Richard brings more than a decade of experience in the localization industry to EQHO, having held positions at major localization companies in the UK. Richard is an out-and-out language enthusiast, speaking fluent French and Russian. Thai is next on Richard’s list of languages to master.

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Shane Thompson

President of EQHO Laos

Originally from Melbourne Australia, Asia has been Shane’s home for over a decade. Shane started out at EQHO as a Project Manager, managing US-based customer accounts, where he was quickly recognized as the company’s top performing PM. Shane’s efficiency, problem solving skills, and PM leadership capabilities were quickly recognized by EQHOs senior management, and his upfront and honest ‘say it as it is’ customer management methodology praised by his customers. Shane recently moved from the position of Program Manager, where he managed and mentored a large team of PM’s to his current position managing EQHO’s Lao localization production office in Vientiane, Laos.

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Jittima Santrakul

Jittima Santrakul

Director of Operations

Jittima or ‘Jeab’ as she is better known is one of EQHO’s newest Program Managers. Jeab started out as Senior Project Manager managing EQHO’s key software accounts, but now heads up EQHO’s Voiceover & Multimedia project management department. If you have ever heard term ‘The Land of Smiles’ – a term by which Thailand is well known, you will see where this comes from if you work with Jeab. Always smiling – day and night, when Jeab isn’t managing her department and clients, she organizes most of the staff sporting events including regular staff badminton and tennis nights

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