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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is the audit body of the Panhellenic Association of Translators (PEM). It consists of 3 members and it is appointed by the General Meeting every 2 years.

Role of the Audit Committee

The Audit Committee:

  • Audits PEM’s financial situation and the financial management exercised by the current PEM Board during the year.
  • Prepares a report following the audit of receipts/invoices and available cash. The report aims at informing the members about PEM’s financial position.
  • Presents the report before the annual General Meeting.

It is necessary to have an Audit Committee in place, to safeguard the proper and prudent management of PEM’s cash and assets.

Establishment and members

The provisions regarding the establishment of the Audit Committee are outlined in Article 28 of PEM’s Articles of Association.

The General Meeting appoints the Audit Committee members for 2 years. All of them are paid-up full PEM members.

Meet the Audit Committee Members for the 2022-2024 mandate

Effie Emmanouilidou

Effie holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Athens (NKUA).

She has been working as a translator since 2001, from English into Greek. She specialises in technical, medical and pharmaceutical texts.

Effie has been a member of PEM since 2018 and a volunteer in the CPD programme since 2019.

Danae Seemann

Danae has a background in journalism and holds a BA in Journalism from California State University-Humboldt and an Advanced Diploma in TESOL from the UK’s Open University.

She worked as an EFL teacher in Greece for 25+ years before getting her Diploma in Translation (DipTrans IoLET) from the Chartered Institute of Linguists. She has been working as a freelance Greek > English translator since 2008. Her areas of expertise include general legal and medical texts, insurance, CSR reporting, food and wine, tourism and marketing. She mainly works with LSPs in Greece and abroad, as well as with direct clients. She has also provided volunteer translation services for Translators without Borders and animal rescue groups.

Danae has been a member of PEM since 2017 and served as Member of the Disciplinary Board for the 2020-2022 term.

Emily Diamantopoulou

With a Scottish mother and a Greek father, Emily grew up bilingual, studied French and Italian and began working as a translator in 1997. She completed her studies in Edinburgh, Scotland, with a BA in Publishing and an MSc in Translation Studies.

Upon returning to Greece, in 2005 she founded a language service company specialising in technical, scientific, legal and banking translation, building strong working relationships with agencies and industry leaders from various sectors. With a keen interest in the convergence of IT and linguistics, in 2020, she founded a spinout, RIMA Language_Tech_Culture, dedicated to language asset and terminology management services. In 2021, she founded InterNGO, a remote internship platform for translation students that supports selected NGOs by providing pro bono translations. Recently, she has also started acting as a mentor for new entrepreneurs.

Emily has been a member of PEM since 2012.

Past Audit Committees

2020-2022

Katerina Kravva

Rayna Diamandieva

Sakis Serafeim

2018-2020

Rayna Diamandieva

Sakis Serafeim

Nick Roussos

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