As of 1 February, Caspar Visch (45) is appointed CFO at Global Talk. Visch comes from Fellowmind, where he was Director of Finance & Control
Astrid van Rossum, CEO at Global Talk: “Global Talk has been working on international growth through acquisitions in the Netherlands and Sweden for the past two years. The arrival of Caspar as CFO strengthens our international ambitions. He has many years of international experience from various organisations and this will help accelerate our future growth.”
Global Talk has a revenue of more than €30 million, putting it in 33rd place in the 2021 Slator Language Service Provider Index (LSPI). The LSPI is a ranking of the world’s largest language service providers listed in order of revenue. In recent years, Global Talk has been one of the fastest-growing language service providers in the world. The interpreting agency was started as a foundation by the Dutch government and was acquired by ManpowerGroup in 2006. Since January 2019, the company has been under ownership of the Dutch investment company Opportunity Partners.
Visch says: “I experienced Global Talk’s motto ‘understanding is everything’ when I lived in Melbourne and Mumbai with my family. I am really looking forward to the challenge of continuing on the path of international growth with Global Talk. Investing in technology is also becoming increasingly important in our market. The knowledge and experience that I have built up over the past few years to bridge the gap between technology and people will be very useful in this regard.”
About Global Talk
Through Global Talk, interpreters and cultural experts work to eliminate language and culture barriers on location, by video or telephone. They are used in the public sector for municipalities, ministries, investigative services (e.g. police), hospitals and the justice department, for example, as well as at companies and international conferences.
Global Talk also provides customised services, such as the apps that Global Talk has developed together with clients in different countries. The Ambulance Interpreting app enables ambulance staff to contact an interpreter within one minute at the touch of a button, without the intervention of a call centre. An app developed for the International Organisation for Migration helps customs officials conduct intake interviews with refugees, providing customs officers with more than 50 frequently asked questions in more than 15 languages.