LanguageWire has appointed Søren Bech Justesen as its new CEO.
Frederiksberg, Denmark – 11 June 2020: LanguageWire has appointed Søren Bech Justesen as its new CEO. He succeeds Henrik Lottrup who, as founder and CEO of LanguageWire, grew the company into a member of the world’s top 20 language service providers. Søren steps into the role of CEO from his current position as the company’s CFO.
Søren has an impressive career within the IT industry, with ten years of international experience as CFO with companies that have been both successful and profitable, having grown more than 200% through acquisitions and organic expansion. He started his career with the Danish IT company NNIT where he took on several senior management roles before becoming CFO. Søren joined LanguageWire from the IT infrastructure company Conscia, where he was group CFO. When asked why he decided to take on the new role, Søren highlighted his desire to successfully scale up LanguageWire.
‘I am excited to step into the role of CEO for LanguageWire,’ says Søren. ‘We have a state-of-the-art international platform for language and content services, and we offer our services to more than 1,000 customers. As an organisation, we have an incredible talent pool. It’s a unique base for optimisation and growth.
According to Søren, his focus will be to enhance the scalability of LanguageWire and establish an ideal foundation for future growth – organically, as well as through mergers and acquisitions. He will continue to focus on the development of the LanguageWire Content Platform, which is a key differentiator for the company, and continue to invest in the cutting-edge neural machine translation solution. These are investments that will further streamline content workflows for businesses.
Henrik Lottrup, the company’s founder, will remain a major shareholder and member of the board. He will remain active in the company, focussing on mergers and acquisitions, and continue as an important strategic adviser. ‘LanguageWire has never been in a stronger position than it is today, and I am absolutely thrilled that we have been able to find such a strong candidate from within LanguageWire. I feel confident that LanguageWire will continue its positive trajectory under Søren’s leadership, and enjoy continued business growth in both new and existing markets.’