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Our Team

The Pangeanic translation team has many years of experience in translating texts foreign languages into their native languages.

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Manuel Herranz


MIT in Entrepreneurship, Manuel worked for major automobile manufacturers and power co-generation in the UK in the 90’s with postings in Argentina, Mexico and his native Spain. His background in machine translation comes from his mission to automate language processes for B.I Corp., the Japanese corporation for which he was European Director from 1998-2005. Since, he has focused on the development of Natural Language Processing technologies to provide process automation and true value to clients. A frequent speaker at industry events, Manuel’s areas of interest cover statistics, deep neural networks, adaptive technologies, pattern recognition and deep learning applied to Natural Language Processing.

His interest in data acquisition led him to make of Pangeanic a founding member of TAUS and data-sharing initiatives.

Manuel is also committed to supporting NGO actions like the Malima Project for primary education in Central Africa, as well as Translators Without Borders, medical research into rare diseases and sports events. Manuel is a double graduate from Manchester University.

Manuel Herranz. Pangeanic

Amando Estela

Chief Technology Officer

Amando is a seasoned executive with experience in security systems and cybersecurity for the banking sector after 15 years at IBM (France, Watson Center (US), Spain, and Indonesia). He has also run partnerships with CISCO and CapGemini.

He has a background in internet projects and platform building, security and on-line distributed environments, distributed infrastructure management, building workflows and Document Management Systems. Amando has made use of his extensive experience in digital infrastructures to advance the PangeaMT platform.

Amando Estela. Pangeanic
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Ana Fernández


Ana is an experienced legal professional with over 20 years experience in the HR and IP fields. She is a member of several legal associations in Spain.

She has worked as an external consultant for different companies in anonymization / GDPR, personal data and social networks, copyright and accessory services, e-Commerce and Forms of preventive and reactive protection (Enforcement).

Anna was responsible of NEC TM’s legal Framework Agreement so European Public Administrations can request bilingual data back from translation contracts in the EU and share public data.

Ana Fernández. Pangeanic

Virginia Virino

Head of Sales and Marketing

Virginia Virino joined our team in 2019. For more than 20 years she has been dedicated to commercial activities with selected key accounts, institutional relations and organizing national and international events. Virginia has a degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management (MADEH) from the Escuela Superior de Hostelería de Sevilla.

She has developed her career in areas as diverse as logistics, massmedia, pharmaceuticals and healthcare or the tourism sector, among others.

Virginia is the head of Pangeanic’s Sales and Marketing Department in its current expansion with the incorporation of Business Developers Managers in markets such as US and Japan.

Virginia Virino. Pangeanic
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Mercedes García Martínez

Chief Scientist

Mercedes is a PhD from the Computer Lab at the University of Le Mans in France. Her thesis was one of the first in the world to research neural translation models and applying factorial models to this type of machine translation.
She has also taken specialized courses in neural networks, and on machine translation. She has also participated in courses on translation technologies and research on the translation process at the Copenhagen Business School. In addition, she has more than 20 scientific publications in international journals and conferences and 166 citations in Google Scholar. Know more about her here.

Mercedes García Martínez. Pangeanic
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Laurent Bié

French-born mathematician, Laurent is a curious mind always up to a challenge. “Continuous learning” is his motto, which translates into imaginative, problem-solving and client-focused solutions.

Soon after graduating, Laurent fell in love with the poetry of code and his life-long passion for software engineering was born. He has specialised in practically all computer languages for the last 15 years. “What I love most is to put into practice the research I do”, he says.

His most recent passion is how Artificial Intelligence will impact [positively] our lives and how it can enhance our capabilities, particularly in the language field and in general in most NLP disciplines such as knowledge management, NER, anonymization and machine translation.

Laurent Bié. Pangeanic