Management

Hannes Ben

Hannes Ben

Founder

Chief International Officer at Forward3D, Hannes is the founder of Locaria, the Forward Group’s international localisation, performance linguistics and multilingual search and social agency. Hannes also drives the integration of localisation technology tailored to the requirements of set-up, as well as building strategies for multilingual campaigns across all global search engines. This includes the development of Locaria’s processes for multilingual keyword research, which ensure consistency and relevancy between website and online content. Hannes has worked for Forward for over 6 years and has knowledge of over 12 languages.

Lindsay Hong

Lindsay Hong

Chief Operating Officer

Lindsay leads our diverse multicultural team and sets the strategy to ensure Locaria’s services remain at the cutting edge of international digital marketing and localisation. She is responsible for overseeing the strategic development of Locaria’s business model to support our clients across our global locations. Prior to Locaria, Lindsay worked client-side in e-commerce, developing new businesses and expanding into international markets with some of the world’s leading brands. Lindsay is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, having lived and worked in the APAC region and as part of UKTI’s e-expertise bank, and is a passionate advocate for international trade.

Dr. Laura Cantora

Dr. Laura Cantora

Localisation Associate Director

Laura joined Locaria in 2013 having previously obtained a PhD in Translation from the University of Leeds whilst working as a freelance translator and project manager. At Locaria she set up processes for localising large volumes of PPC content into multiple languages, expertly blending localisation and digital marketing expertise to result in high-performing content for multiple brands. This subsequently developed into our Performance Linguistics offering. As part of the management team she now leads on new market entry strategy for our clients, and heads up on-site and off-site multilingual content delivery across 45 languages.