Reiner Heard

Vice-President, International Federation of Translators (FIT)

will present a short opening address to participants on behalf of FIT, under whose auspices TC 37 takes place

at the start of Day-1: Thursday, 26 November 2015

Reiner Heard has been Vice-President of FIT (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs / International Federation of Translators), “The voice of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists around the world”, since 2014.

He headed a translation department in the German energy industry for 22 years. Before that he served with the German Foreign Office for a period of 14 years, after working for a translation agency for 2 ½ years.

He is also president of the German Professional Translators and Interpreters Association ATICOM.