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Disciplinary Board

The Disciplinary Board of the Panhellenic Association of Translators (PEM) investigates any complaints against PEM members on unethical conduct and recommends sanctions. It consists of 3 members and it is appointed by the General Meeting every 2 years.

Role of the Disciplinary Board

The Disciplinary Board of PEM:

  • Investigates any charges against PEM members on unethical conduct.
  • Recommends sanctions in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Conduct and regulations of PEΜ.
  • Imposes the temporary or permanent suspension of members in particularly serious cases set out in the Code of Ethics and Conduct.
  • Prepares and updates the Code of Ethics and Conduct and the procedure for filing a complaint.
  • Convenes and discusses issues with 2 members present, but decisions must be taken by all members.

To file a complaint against a PEM member, contact the PEM Secretariat

Establishment and members

The provisions regarding the establishment of the Disciplinary Board are outlined in Article 28A of PEM’s Articles of Association. The Disciplinary Board consists of 3 members.

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

Meet the Disciplinary Board Members for the 2022-2024 mandate

Maya Fourioti, President

Maya studied in France and graduated from the University of Lyon II, with a degree in Applied Foreign Languages and Translation, specialising in Semiology (Maîtrise, and a degree in History of Art, specialising in Museology (Maîtrise). Her third degree is in Tourism. The very first course in Translation she followed before studying at university was at the Institut Français d’ Athênes. She is fluent in English, French and Italian.

From 1982 to 2003 she worked as a corporate translator / interpreter, along with her teaching job. In 2003, she set up her own translation business and has been working exclusively as a translator since.

Maya is a regular member of PEM and served as Secretary General of the Board for the 2018-2020 term and as President of the Disciplinary Board for the 2020-2022 term. She is also a member of the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI).

Evdoxia Renta, Vice President

Evdoxia holds a Master’s degree in Applied Translation Studies from London Metropolitan University and has over 20 years of experience in translating English to Greek.

She has translated numerous books in the field of psychology as well as lots of comics. She has been training translators in the use of CAT tools since 2006 and for the last 11 years has been working as a Lead Reviewer. She has extensive experience in the use of 12 CAT tools and is an accredited user of SDL Trados Studio at all levels.

Evdoxia has been a member of PEM since 2012. In the past she has served as Board Μember for the 2016-2018 term and Vice President for the 2018-2020 term.

Mariza Syrelli, Member

Marisa holds the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) diploma in Marketing, a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Tourism Management from Sheffield Hallam University and the Chartered Institute of Linguists diploma in Translation (IoL DipTrans).

She translates and reviews documents and books from English to Greek (native) and vice-versa, and has been acting as a project manager since 2005. In addition, she speaks French and Italian. She specialises in commercial, financial, technical and marketing content and works with companies in Greece and internationally. She is an experienced user of CAT tools, such as MemoQ and SDL Trados Studio, as well as of quality assurance tools.

Marisa has been a member of PEM since 2013. She served as Member of the Board for the 2018-2020 term and as Vice President of the Disciplinary Board for the 2020-2022 term.

Past Disciplinary Boards


President: Maya Fourioti

Vice President: Mariza Syrelli

Member: Danae Seemann


President: Dimitris Bountsolas

Vice President: Vicky Ghionis

Member: Lieve de Paep


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