“What I say does not definitely reflect what I think. What I do does not necessarily reflect what I say. Therefore not everything that I do necessarily contradicts everything that I think.”
British ambassador in Teheran explaining the logic of the Middle East
In 2019 our long-serving member Sylvie L. Roos decided to leave euro communication EEIG by the end of the year. The British-French national with German Jewish cultural heritage had joined the group in 2002.
Sylvie can proudly look back on an impressive career as a conference interpreter, conference consultant and interpreter-trainer – all achieved while raising three children!
From 1974, Sylvie worked for decades as a freelance interpreter for the EU and other international institutions as well as for trade and industry, often as both interpreter and conference consultant.
She was entrusted for ten years with the role of Principal Interpreter for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office during which time she provided teams for many summits including the G20, G8, G6), as well as for assignments during the UK Presidency of the European Union in 2005.
In addition to her freelance interpreting career, Sylvie was also a much-appreciated interpreter-trainer: from 2001 to 2020 she was Associate Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds (Master’s in Interpreting), guest lecturer at Helsinki University and visiting lecturer at Manchester University.
Sylvie specialised in international law and high-level political meetings and holds a Masters of Advanced Studies in Interpreter Training from E.T.I. (Geneva), a post-graduate Diploma in Conference Interpreting from E.S.I.T. (Paris, Sorbonne), Maître-ès-Lettres (MA Dist) in Germanic Studies and Licence d’Anglais (BA Hons) in English language and civilisation from Paris III Sorbonne.
euro communication is very sad to lose such a high-profile colleague, fully dedicated not only to professionalism in interpreting, but also to excellent business relationships with clients and colleagues alike.
“Un grand merci!” to Sylvie for the wealth of ideas and knowledge she has contributed to our group. We would like to wish her all the best for the future, good health and plenty of opportunities to enjoy her forthcoming retirement.