ISO-certified translation processes, quality, reliability and confidentiality combined with premium service – our Swiss values for global language solutions.
SwissGlobal Language Services AG is a Swiss company with a particular focus on clients looking for proven experience and first-class service, as well as Swiss values such as innovation, security and confidentiality.
Each SwissGlobal team member has an industry-relevant degree, many years of experience in the translation industry and a passion for quality – factors that will ensure that your orders are always completed professionally and to your utmost satisfaction.
Chief Executive Officer
Matthias holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Zurich. He has over 25 years of international business and management experience in diverse roles, countries and sectors ranging from the cement industry to language services. After acting as Group CFO and CEO of a major international language services provider, he is now the proud co-founder and CEO of SwissGlobal. Matthias spends most of his leisure time with his large family. He is also an active sports enthusiast, enjoys reading newspapers, and has recently taken up playing the guitar.
Chief Operating Officer
Mark was born in Geneva and grew up trilingual in Basel. After studying economics, history and media studies, he decided to follow his true passion and started working in the language services industry in 2012. Mark is the co-founder of SwissGlobal, where he is in charge of operations. In his leisure time, he is an avid singer and is also a co-founder of the Männerstimmen Basel choir, where he helps to reinvent male choir literature and share it with a broader audience.
Chief Sales & Marketing
Iris has a background in business management. Before joining SwissGlobal in January 2018, she held various management and project lead roles at a large Swiss bank, the telecommunications industry and at a leading language services provider. Her professional priority is customer needs. Her motto: Customer first. The customer should not only be happy, they should be impressed. In her free time Iris enjoys travelling to countries far from home and taking inspiration from other cultures.
Christine Kamer Diehl
Head of Quality Management
Christine completed her studies in translation and interpretation (T&I) at the Zurich Interpreters' School in 1991. Ever since then, she has been active in the field of translation and quality assurance. Christine has been working as a quality manager since 2010 and is responsible for successful implementations and certifications to ISO 9001 and ISO 17100. She collaborates with T&I universities and institutions on a regular basis and draws on her well-founded knowledge and many years of practical experience to enrich the academic instruction.
Eduard van Grunsven
Regional Director Western Switzerland/Benelux
Eduard heads the Geneva Branch of SwissGlobal and is responsible for acquiring new clients in western Switzerland and the Netherlands. A Dutch national living in Geneva for 10 years, Eduard has been active as an all-round manager in the translation and localization industry for several years. Before joining SwissGlobal, Eduard worked for various international banks and the United Nations. Outside work, Eduard likes to spend time with his children and friends and is a great aficionado of outdoor activities and sports.
Head of Project Management
After graduating from the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED) at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) with a Bachelor's degree, Marion went on to complete her Master's in Applied Linguistics with a specialisation in Professional Translation. Parallel to her studies, she began working and has been broadening her know-how in the fields of language technology, project and service management, and the evaluation and implementation of innovative tools and technologies for the language industry ever since. Despite all of the technology, however, she never forgets the human aspect and is a valuable team player both at the office and on the volleyball court.
After graduating from the University of Zurich with a degree in Business Administration in 2003, Daniel worked in the fields of accounting, taxation and payroll administration. His strong passion for languages and translation eventually led him to redirect his career. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Translation from the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED) at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), he completed his studies with a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics, specialising in Professional Translation. At SwissGlobal, Daniel draws upon his expertise in writing and translating in the fields of banking, finance, corporate communications and marketing. In his leisure time, he enjoys relaxing with a good novel or cooking specialties from Southern Italy, where his family originated.
After receiving his degree in translation, Dalibor spent several years acquiring experience in the translation industry. His skills dealing with client requests and a variety of external partners have endowed him with exemplary foresight, which has quickly proved its worth in day-to-day business. Even when the workload becomes heavy, he always keeps a cool head and never loses sight of the bigger picture – not least because of his impressive height of 6 ft 5 in.! Dali (as he prefers to be called) enjoys spending his free time with his family and also devotes himself to his favourite hobby of more than 20 years: basketball.
Lavinia is studying Applied Languages at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), where she is broadening her language skills in Italian, German, English and Russian and familiarising herself with CAT tools and speech processing for various media, such as audiovisual translation and respeaking. Born in the Canton of Graubünden, she is completing the fifth semester of her Bachelor’s degree programme at SwissGlobal as an intern in the fields of translation, revision, proofreading, terminology and project management. In addition to her passion for languages, Lavinia enjoys spending her free time in nature and is a big tennis fan.