Helping global clients communicate together
The Strategic Agenda Management Team
Dr. Fola Yahaya
Dr. Yahaya is Managing Director of Strategic Agenda.
Prior to founding Strategic Agenda, Fola worked as an economic consultant for both the United Nations and the World Bank, and as a strategy consultant for clients including the Government of Qatar, the Foreign & Commonwealth office, BP and Morgan Stanley.
Fola received a PhD in information infrastructure in Africa from the London School of Economics in 2000.
Fola speaks English, French, Spanish and Danish and is currently learning Yoruba.
Maria has over 12 years experience working as a linguist on content for international clients such as Microsoft and the BBC and co-founded Strategic Agenda in 2002.
Maria has a degree in International Business and BA in English and has managed over a 1000 complex translation projects for clients such as the United Nations and its associated agencies.
Her role at Strategic Agenda includes financial management as well client management.
Maria is a fluent English and Danish speaker and is currently learning Spanish.
Our Project Management and Multilingual DTP Team
Anne-Sophie has over six years’ experience as a French translation project manager in the UK and abroad. She has a passion for project management and studying and learning modern languages, having graduated from the University of Le Havre with a Bachelors level degree in English literature, history and translation in 2008, and a Masters degree in French language from Boulogne University in 2011. Anne-Sophie is currently learning Swedish!
Elisa Acevedo Hernández
Elisa has over nine years’ experience as an English and French to Spanish translator.
Elisa has a BA in Translation and in Law with a Master’s Degree in International Law.
Prior to this position, she provided translation services to a wide range of International organisations and companies. Her areas of specialisation include the financial, legal and human development fields.
Marion has a Master’s Degree in Literature. She studied Translation and Linguistics at Oklahoma University and graduated from France’s Montaigne University in Bordeaux.
Prior to joining Strategic Agenda she travelled extensively, and worked freelance for an online political magazine. Marion has a passion for the environment and hopes to contribute to these causes with Strategic Agenda.
Chloe graduated in 2014 with an MA (with Distinction) in Translation and Professional Language Skills from the University of Bath. She has since worked as an in-house project manager and translator at RP Translate in Bristol.
Prior to this position, she held translation internships in France, Spain and at the Universal Postal Union in Switzerland.
Anne-Laure has an extensive background in English to French translation and editing. She has translated over 100 publications for a variety of international development agencies including UNDP and UNICEF.
She has a Masters in Translation from the Sorbonne.
Isabelle is a seasoned French translator with a particular expertise in health and development. She’s a passionate supporter of the ideals of human development.
She has a degree from the prestigious ISIT University in Paris in 2002.
She also speaks German and Spanish.
Juliette studied international relations at the University of Nantes and translation at the ESIT (Sorbonne-Nouvelle) in Paris. She has a particular interest in intercultural communication, minority rights, and language policy.
Prior to joining Strategic Agenda, Juliette carried out an internship in a French-German TV network and provided translations for various publications.
Lucie has an extensive background in English to French translation and editing. She has translated over 40 publications for a variety of international development agencies including UNDP and UNICEF.
She has a Masters in Translation from the University Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France.
Javier Nadal Soria
Javier has an extensive background in English to Spanish translation and editing. He has a BA in Translation Studies and graduated from Jaume I University, Castellón de la Plana, Spain in 2015.
He specialises in legal, economic and audio-visual translation and has spent time working for both UNESCO and the University of Valencia. He also speaks Catalan and French.
Kieran has a BA in Economics and International Politics and graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2014 with a first-class honours. Through developing Strategic Agenda as a business he is hoping to further his knowledge in both global politics and sustainable development.
Prior to joining Strategic Agenda he worked in the Renewable Energy sector. He is currently learning Spanish.
Our Advisory Board
Lai is a lawyer, development economist and policy entrepreneur who advises Strategic Agenda on development policy issues.
Lai was recently appointed Team Leader for the Senior Advisors Group of President Obama’s Power Africa. Power Africa, is an innovative private sector led initiative announced by President Obama during his Africa trip in June 2013.
Lai was also previously an associate with the global energy project finance team of the New York law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and General Counsel of the London Stock Exchange-listed African gas player, Gasol. He received his BA (Hons) and MA from Balliol College, Oxford University, is a Fellow of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu/Oxford Business School Leadership Program and was designated a New Leader for Tomorrow by the Council of Europe-affiliated Fondation du Forum Universale.