VIP List

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of the VIPs and VVIPs I had a chance to interpret for in the course of my long career as a conference interpreter. The list includes two American presidents, three Brazilian presidents, several world leaders, scientists and pop stars. You can also review the most relevant missions I have been on and the highlights of my interpreting career.

Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States

Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil

Mr. George W. Bush, former U.S. President

His Holiness, Mr. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Mr. Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico

Mr. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

Mr. Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia

Mrs. Dilma Roussef, President of Brazil

Mr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India

Mrs. Michaëlle Jean, Governor-General of Canada

Mr. Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada

HRH, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, UK

Mr. Michel Temer, President of Brazil

Mr. David Dodge, Governor of the Bank of Canada

Mr. Pentti Arajärvi, MP, former Ministry of Education, Finland

Mr. Mick Hucknall, pop singer and songwriter

Mrs. Alanis Morissette, pop singer and songwriter

Dr. Luc Montagnier, 2008 Medicine Nobel Prize Laureate

Sen. Marina Silva, presidential hopeful, Brazil

Mr. Fernando Lugo, President of Paraguay

Mrs. Cristina Kirchner, President of Argentina

Mr. José Zapatero, President of Spain

Mrs. Gro Harlem Bruntland, then Prime Minister of Norway

Mr. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil