Management Team

CSOFT’s culture defines how we work. We believe leadership means embodying a culture of doing better, going farther, and caring more for CSOFT’s success and to support the greater success of our colleagues and clients.

Shunee Yee

Founder & CEO

Shunee Yee is the President and CEO of CSOFT International, a leading global communications and localization company. Responsible for its organic growth from a start-up in a two bedroom apartment to an industry leader, Yee oversees CSOFT’s operations across 14 offices and 3 continents.

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Throughout her 20+ years of industry experience, Yee has been featured in a number of publications, including the Boston Globe, the Economist, Fortune Magazine, IDG journals, and Investor’s Business Daily.

Yee is a recipient of the international Stevie Award for Best Asian Entrepreneur for Women in Business, a Top 25 Globalization Executive by Globalization Today, a Fortune Most Powerful Women, and was identified by CNN Money as one of technology’s 36 most powerful disrupters.

In June 2016, Yee led CSOFT into a partnership with the Shenzhen Municipal Government and launched the Shenzhen 100 research report which utilizes hard data and qualitative indicators to create a 9 dimension CGMI (China Global Maturity Index), and assists the government in implementing effective policies to support global market strategies.

Yee is also a standing Committee Member of a leading Think Tank, the China Center for Globalization (CCG), which is dedicated to the globalization of China’s enterprises and talent. Yee holds a Master’s degree from Rhode Island College and has completed a senior executive program at Harvard Business School. She has been recognized for her many contributions in the sphere of education in China and around the world at Guangdong University, the John Hopkins-Nanjing Center, the Asian University for Women, and the Let Girls Learn initiative.

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Carl Yao

Executive VP, Strategic Development
Founder, STEPES.com

Bringing more than 15 years of experience to his role at CSOFT, Carl Yao is responsible for the strategic planning and business development of CSOFT’s services, products, and technologies across North America, Asia, and Europe.

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With the goal of leveraging and expanding CSOFT’s globalization solutions portfolio to optimize business outcomes and help customers extract greater value from CSOFT’s offerings, Carl plays a key role in the formulation and execution of long-term strategies.

Prior to CSOFT, Carl was the principal architect for the development of the world’s first multilingual speech engine that used natural human voice to synthesize speech at the company he founded, YAOS Technologies. He also served as the CTO for Animation Technologies, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Carl has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Computer Science from Whitman College in Washington State and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Brown University.

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Diego Di Leva

Executive Director, Global Resources
Acting Managing Director, MedL10N
Life Science Business

Originally from Italy, Diego Di Leva is the Executive Director for Global Resources and Acting Managing Director for MedL10n, CSOFT Life Sciences business. In this role, Diego leads teams responsible for executing end-to-end project management and supply chain strategy.

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He joined CSOFT as an Italian QA Specialist/Translator, position that he covered for five years after which he has started to cover more managerial and operational roles. Prior to joining CSOFT, Diego worked as a Tech Consultant for two years at a leading global mobile company.

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Philippe Cao

Vice President
Global Business Development

Hailing from Paris, Philippe Cao has a wealth of experience in localization and in helping Chinese companies communicate effectively in foreign markets.

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As CSOFT’s General Manager for China Localization Services, Philippe walks alongside our Chinese clients as they overcome the challenges and the complexity of doing business internationally. He speaks fluent Chinese, English, and French. Prior to CSOFT, Philippe worked as a key account manager for Brother International in France. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from INSEEC Business School.

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Paul Canton

Executive Director
Corporate Communications

Living in Canada, Paul Canton is the Executive Director of Corporate Communications for CSOFT International. Paul is responsible for working directly with management and sales to drive business development and client services.

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Though he started in Political Science at Saint Mary’s University, in 2003 he made the move to the life science localization industry. Paul has more than 15 years of experience working in the translation and localization industry.

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Sherry Wu

Vice President
Corporate Quality Management

Sherry Wu is responsible for supervising globalization deliveries, focused primarily on coordinating production resources to ensure quality deliverables to CSOFT clients in both a time and cost-efficient manner.

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Having spent over 12 years in the localization industry, Sherry previously worked as a professional translator for WorkSoft. Sherry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Polymer Material Science and Engineering from Beijing University of Chemistry Technology.

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Di Lv

Senior Director, MedL10N
Life Science Business

Has worked in the international healthcare market for the past 8 years. With a deep understanding of China’s healthcare and regulations, Di received her first law degree in China and then pursued further studies in the UK obtaining a second law degree with a focus in human rights.

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Placing high value on continued educational development, she earned a second M.S. degree in management. Entering the healthcare market in 2001, Di first worked for BGI (Beijing Genetics Institution), one of the largest biotechnology firms in China. Her work at BGI took her to Belgium and Germany as the Business Development Manager, calling on clinical institutions, medical schools, and pharmaceutical companies.

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Marisa Bowers

Executive Director
Global Account Development

Marisa is responsible for coordinating global sales support for CSOFT’s top international clients. Marisa’s responsibilities include client relationship management and resource alignment to best serve the end goals of these multinational organizations.

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Prior to joining CSOFT in 2005, Marisa co-founded a corporate event planning company, EasyEvents, in Beijing. Marisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego.

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Joshua Hughman

Director,
Global Business Development, Europe

Originally from the UK, Joshua Hughman has over 8 years of work experience in China, where he has developed a deep knowledge and love of the local business culture and learned how to successfully integrate Western and Chinese teams.

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He is an expert in the language and content challenges facing companies going global and he and his team have supported many of China’s top brands on their international journey.

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Tom Rennell

Director, Global Communications Business

With more than 15 years’ experience in writing, publishing, and content creation, Tom Rennell heads up the Global Communications department delivering customized content solutions to a range of clients.

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A published author, Tom has worked across of content related industries including journalism, publishing, communications, and technical writing in the UK, US, and China.

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Donna Ah Sue

Senior Director, HR & Legal, North America

Leading the HR efforts across the US, Donna has over 10 years working experience in the Human Resources field. As a business owner and consultant, Donna has assisted all facets of Human Resources needs across industries and states while adhering to each states specific laws and compliance.

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She is lead in supporting the operation team in terms of onboarding and offboarding employees, employee benefits, payroll administration, employee relationships, legal compliance and is committed to providing a compliant and inclusive work environment for the CSOFT team.

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Leo Wang

Senior Director, HR & Legal, China

Leading and in charge of the HR team in the greater China area. Leo has over 13 years working experience in the Human Resources field after graduating from Tongji University.

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He fully supports the operation team in terms of talent acquisition strategy, compensation structure, employee relationships and legal compliance and is committed to enhancing the client satisfaction and attracting global talent while maximizing the interests of CSOFT.

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Linda Liang

Vice President

Linda Liang is responsible for managing CSOFT’s accounting, reporting, and financial activities, in addition to overseeing the financial department.

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Prior to CSOFT, Linda managed several large multinational projects and conducted a number of complex foreign investment audits in China. She has worked for several leading accounting firms, including Huachen International Investment Consulting Ltd. and Sino Reality Inc.

Linda earned the International Accounting Standards certification from the Institute of Financial Accountants of England and is an official member of the National Institute of Accountants of Australia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Shandong Financial Institute of China and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Jason Xue

Vice President

Jason Xue is responsible for leading CSOFT’s global business operations. Striving for company-wide operational excellence, in his capacity, Jason leads day-to-day strategy execution and oversees the application and development of globalization products and solutions.

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Previously, Jason played a key role in leading ChinaConnect’s software engineering team, a former Lionbridge Technologies unit responsible for multilingual ERP and wireless application development on a variety of platforms. Earlier in his career, Jason served as a senior localization engineer at INT’L.com, prior to the Lionbridge Technologies acquisition.

Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in microelectronics & solid-state electronics from the University of Electronic Science and Technology in China.

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Wing Kong

Chief Representative, CSOFT Hong Kong

Wing is responsible for the accounts payable and overall cash flow management of CSOFT. With over 15 years of combined experience in several multinational banks in Hong Kong, Wing has a solid background in credit assessment, risk management and customer relationship development.

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He graduated from Bentley College in Massachusetts, USA with a bachelor degree in Economics and Finance.

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Klaus Hermann

Chief Representative, CSOFT Germany

As Chief Representative and Lead German Linguist, Klaus heads the German CSOFT office in Düsseldorf. In addition to his executive tasks, Klaus continues to be an active translator within his in-house team.

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Having over 25 years of experience in the translation industry, Klaus joined CSOFT in 2007, previously co-founding Intecas oHG and initially founding his first translation company in the 1980s. With his expertise in workflow optimization, QA automation and tools development, Klaus was instrumental to the development of the first font memory cartridge (FontBox) for laser printers, as well as the development and marketing of the first card reader system for Japanese memory cards for Windows PCs in Europe.

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