Member since Sep '05

Working languages:
Hindi to English
English to Hindi
Spanish to English
English to Spanish
Portuguese to English

Ravi Kumar
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India
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Native in: Hindi (Variant: Indian) Native in Hindi
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Ravi Kumar

20 Plus Years of Experience in Translation and Interpretation

Professional Translator of the Year award winner 2013
Ravi Kumar profile

Founder, Modlingua Group
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Language Pairs

Hindi <> English, Spanish<>English, Portuguese>English 

With B.A, M.A and M.Phil in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a Law Graduate (LLB), Ravi Kumar served as a faculty member for Spanish and Latin American Studies (2000-2013) at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, ranked amongst Top 10 Business Schools in India. In addition, he served as an Advisor to Punjab Technical University for setting up School of Foreign Languages and Center for Language Innovation, and currently, he is a member of advisory board of Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India involved in a project set up under the directives of the Supreme Court of India for developing translation tools in Legal domain. 

Also, Kumar attended one year Ph.D. Level specialized course in Translation Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada (2013-2014). He is a seasoned translator and interpreter, who has even worked as Simultaneous Interpreter for Prime Minister, President as well as Vice President and Foreign Minister of India.

Specialization

Developed a considerable level of expertise in consecutive as well as simultaneous Interpreting. Areas: Anti-dumping Inspection for US Department of Commerce; Provided support in primary research as bilingual interpreter/moderator for various projects including those related to ethnographic research, security measures, social media, user experience (UX design surveys) on certain mobile applications, client engagements, human-centered designs, academic, social as well as industrial research; Also worked as a Language Resource Project Manager for Codex Committee Conferences 2015, 2017 and 2019 (A WHO and FAO) funded project for Spices.

Recent Assignments

Official Interpreter for World Government Summit, Dubai Feb11-13, 2018 where honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was the Chief Guest. In addition, Interpreted for His Excellency Edouard Philippe, the Prime Minister of France; Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chair of World Economic Forum – Davos; Agnel Gurria, Secretary-General, OECD; Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Chair of International Humanitarian City; Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF; Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank; Richard Quest, CNN; Prof. Michio Kaku, Physicist and Futurist; Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP; Deepak Chopra, Public Speaker and Prominent Figure of New Age Movement; Maurice Levy, CEO Publicis; Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General, WHO; Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of WTO; Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO; Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed al Nahyan, Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council, UAE.

Experience

Provided Simultaneous Interpretation service during various multilateral forums including bilateral talks involving the Prime Minister, President, Vice-President, Commerce Minister as well as Foreign Minister of India respectively. (Hon. Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh, Hon. Shri President Pranab Mukherjee, Hon. Vice President Shri Hameed Ansari, Hon.).  

Provided a series of simultaneous and consecutive Interpretation services in Spanish-English-Spanish and English – Hindi – English ( more than 50) during International conferences, Buyers – Sellers Meet and Foreign Ministers level visits in India involving bilateral talks. 

Specialization in Politics, International Relations, Business and Commerce. 

Organized a series of national as well as International conferences, workshops, seminars as well as symposiums on various themes revolving around translation and interpretation.

Provided Translation as well as Interpretation services in Spanish <> Hindi<> English, Spanish <> English, Portuguese > English language pairs for more than 300 domestic as well as International Clients in various subject matters including techno-commerical documents, Technical manuals, Engineering designs, construction, web- contents, IT as well as Pharma related text.

Leadership

Kumar has played a leadership role in uniting translators of India. As the Founder President of the Indian Translators Association,  Kumar has been actively involved in promoting translation as an Industry. He was elected in Shanghai in 2008 as Council Member of the International Federation of Translators connecting more than 110 associations of the world coming from 72 countries. Kumar is also Co-Founder of The Association of Asian translation Industry, Bangkok and India representative forInternational Medical Interpreters Association, USA and he has been given special recognition by BhashaIndia (Indic language division of Microsoft India) for contribution and promotion of localization and translation activities in Indian languages in India.


Entrepreneurship

Ravi Kumar is Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Modlingua Group, a leading translation company with 500 clients spread across the globe. In addition, Kumar has founded Hindi Center, a translation and research center that connects more than 10000 Hindi experts, Indian Diaspora, Indologists, Media professionals and researchers across the globe. Kumar also owns LEGALTRANSLATIONHUB a legal translation job portal and HISPANICINDIA, a networking site that connects India with Spain and Latin America.

Academic and Conferences

Kumar has been regularly organizing national as well as International Conferences to promote language and translation industry of India, the last one being International Conference on Translation, Technology and Globalization in Multilingual Context, organized in close cooperation with Spanish Cultural Centre and Punjab Technical University June 23-26, 2012, New Delhi.

Mr. Kumar has presented more than 30 research papers and keynote speeches on language, translation, entrepreneurship, social media, and Indian culture and society. He has also supervised more than 300 research papers at the MBA level on various themes related to Spain and Latin American Countries.

Kumar has also edited a series of books on translation studies including Role of Translation in Nation Building, Joy of Translating Indian Literature, Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Translation, Machine Tools and Translation Processes respectively.

Journals

In addition, Kumar regularly writes for a series of National as well as International journals and Magazines including Diplomatists, Academic Press, American Journal of Translators, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Institute of Translating and Interpreting (ITI), London, Management Kompass, and Inttranews etc.l interest in EntrepreneurshipSocial MediaNetworkingDigital MarketingWeb developmentTerminology Management and research related to legal translation and Business school of translation and Interpreting. 

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