Andrei Sparling, who began his career with AA Global at the firm’s Worcester office, has worked across all aspects of the business and played a pivotal role in its expansion and in establishing Hull as head office. His promotion recognises his role in overseeing a major investment in new technology and in planning further improvements to connect the worldwide network of interpreters and translators.
AA Global employs nearly 15,000 translators and interpreters who between them cover more than 500 languages. Of the current permanent workforce of 25, more than 20 are based in Hull, with Andrei one of the earliest arrivals in 2012, a year after joining the firm full time.
Andrei, who comes from Moldova, has lived and worked in Spain and in the UK. He speaks English, Moldovan, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. He said: “We were starting from scratch in Hull
and I was taking ideas from our operation in Worcester as we developed the new office. I still spend time in different departments to gain a better understanding of how things work and how to improve. “I use my passion for technology and innovation because I believe this is the way forward. We are directing our considerable investment in IT to build new platforms such as video interpreting and more advanced telephone interpreting which enables clients and our linguists to work together in a more robust and secure way.”
Kirk Akdemir, CEO of AA Global, said: “Andrei has accepted every challenge thrown at him, including leaving his home town and joining our Hull office when we first opened here. “He has been instrumental to our growth throughout the years and thoroughly deserves this appointment. His promotion also
demonstrates how at AA Global we value and reward the hard work and loyalty of our employees.”