Our Team

CEO/CFO (Chief Executive/Financial Officer)

Björn Hallberg has an academic background in engineering and economics and has worked in commercial real estate as well as the retail industry. He is a true entrepreneur, with expertise in organization and marketing. He is responsible for the development of our brand and the global expansion of our business, as well as being fluent in 4 languages. He is also a certified Language Proficiency Assessor for commercial airline pilots. 

COO (Chief Operating Officer)

Rita Banati, our COO, has been providing the European tourist community with top quality translations from her own translation agency - one of the leading agencies in Europe  - since 2005. Before that, she worked in the tourism industry, specializing in marketing. She grew up in Berlin, her father was a diplomat and her mother a literature scientist, making languages important at an early stage in her life. Her academic background includes studies in foreign trade. She is fluent in 4 languages herself but no longer works as a translator. Instead she focuses on managing our day-to-day business and is responsible for our quality assurance.

CLA (Chief Legal Advisor)

Dr. Judit Kezdi is a leading Hungarian business lawyer fluent in three languages. Dr. Kezdi has also worked as a legal advisor to the Department of Finance in Budapest, Hungary.

Business Manager Asia

Katalin Karasz, our Business Manager in Asia, is a qualified linguist with a comprehensive educational background and several years of experience. Her specialty within translation is Information Technology.

Educational Background:
Hungarian Literature, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics  (MA Eötvös Lorand University Budapest, Hungary)
French Literature and linguistics (BA, MA Eötvös Lorand University Budapest, Hungary)
Numerous training sessions with IBM, SAP and EMS.
Translator and interpreter since 1993 for the Council of Europe, Malaysian Timber Council, Department of Culture in Hungary, and more.

Our Mission Statement

The existence of The Native Translator is dependent on the genuine quality services offered and the satisfaction of our clients. Each project that The Native Translator takes on is handled on a professional basis, while adhering to a prearranged schedule and price.

Our goal is to provide the highest level of service by providing the highest level of translating expertise, each and every day, and to deliver our assignments faster than any other service available. Our focus is always on the individual assignments in order to provide a technically accurate translation service. Our employees are friendly, positive and professional. We treat our clients with respect and the highest regard.

Our dedication to our client goes beyond the completion of the project. We follow-up on our services during and after the project to ensure that the clients expectations have been met. We hope to establish an ongoing relationship for future growth through mutual appreciation and commitment.

You can contact us for special prices and offers directly at office(at)the-native-translator-com.


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What a team, you have done a fantastic job!

Ahmad Hammoud, Managing Director, Nuance Media, Dubai, AE

For questions please call: +1 312 646 6028

For questions please call: +1 312 646 6028