The Nimdzi Localization Influencers Watchlist

The People to Follow for Localization Industry News and Insights


This Watchlist was researched by Marina Ghazaryan.

We were thrilled about the reception of the original Influencer Watchlist and the enthusiasm it generated in 2020. After all, ours is a people industry first and foremost! So this year we have decided to do one better and add a bevy of new names to the updated list for 2021!

We have done the research to find the top language industry influencers, so you don’t have to!

Nimdzi was founded on the principle of enabling access to industry information. Those of us who have been around for a while know who the go-to leaders for such information are. Those just discovering our space may be wondering who they should follow. Our Localization Influencers Watchlist aims to increase the reach of information in the localization industry and enlarge our community for better cooperation and information exchange.

The Nimdzi Localization Influencer Watchlist is your one-stop-shop for information on who the key individuals in our industry are, what they are up to at the moment, as well as links to their social media profiles. Get to know what they are doing, explore the trends and updates they share, and follow them for insights crucial to both individuals and businesses alike.


To create the Nimdzi Localization Influencer Watchlist, we screened thousands of localization community members. Some of these you’ve likely been collaborating with over the years. Others are household names whose contributions to the development of our industry and experience cannot go unnoticed. We’ve examined buyer-side executives, accomplished managers from the LSP world, language technology inventors, directors of various language associations, speakers, forum executives, and independent experts. We also included influencers with high post engagements either on Linkedin, Twitter, or even their personal blogs, people who are unafraid to speak up boldly and drive our industry onward.

Disclaimer: Nimdzi Insights employees are excluded from the Localization Influencer Watchlist.

As a result, in 2020 we initially collected over 100 profiles of various industry experts. Out of those 100 people, the first list of the top 62 language industry influencers was sorted based on their influence on social media — with the baseline for consideration being their total combined social outreach in the number of followers (above 1,500). This year we’ve updated our list of influencers with the latest information on what the people are up to and added more than four dozen new names. 

The Watchlist contains publicly available information about the influencers — their current roles and organizations, the combined total number of followers the influencers have on both Twitter and LinkedIn, and finally links to their pages or blogs for your convenience, so you can reach out to them.

The Nimdzi Localization Influencer Watchlist