The Executive Team

Language Direct at the IOD Institute of Directors

Siraj Ershad – MD

Siraj- exec team

Siraj has a panache for languages. He learnt 5 languages fluently to mother tongue level at a very early age. Not ony that he is also fluent with various dialects of those languages. He is qualified member of Institute of Linguists (one of the most prestigious institutes for interpreters in the UK. He has also successfully qualified from Royal Courts of Justice.

He has also worked for HM Court Services, Border Agency (UKBA), London Borough of Waltham Forest Council, Language line and Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service.

Siraj saw a gap in the market for different sectors requiring his translations and interpreting and decided to launch Language Direct in 2001 with only 33 linguists, which has now grown to a staggering number of 1657.  The company’s first clients including Whipps Cross hospital and Waltham Forest Council which has expanded to across the UK.

He beleives in giving back and creating a positive impact in lives of deprived young people. He founded, Hasu Trust, a UK charity which supports and helps for a better future via education.

As a small holder Siraj appreciates nature. He  grows organic herbs used for health and well being purpose, keeps chickens and honey bees.

Maria U

Former Medical Secretary with experience of working in various NHS departments and  government departments. She has experienced a variety of cultures by travelling extensively and brings her knowledge to the booking team, where she oversees office operations and communicates directly with our wide range of clientele. She trains administrative team members, and ensures the office is operating smoothly and efficiently.

Iram Khawaja – Marketing Coordinator

Graduated from the University of Leeds for MA Marketing, PR and Corporate Communications, Iram designs online marketing strategies for content creation on the company website, social media pages, and blogging.

Krassimira Todorova – Head Book Keeper

Krassimira is a dynamic individual who has completed her AAT qualification. She has previously worked as a sales and purchase ledger offering Language Direct years of experience and an effective, analytical approach. She is a dedicated professional who leverages initiative and resourcefulness to deliver excellence in meeting business objectives. 

Victoria Vale – Bookings Coordinator

Victoria is a professional communicator delivering high quality customer service at Language Direct as part of our bookings team. She has previously worked as a registered nurse after completing her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.