Lionbridge Supports Growth with New Global Leaders in the Americas and Asia

Appoints Frank Sannella and Camilla de Villiers as managing directors to lead continued business development and growth in the Americas and Asia, respectively

WALTHAM, Mass. – March 19, 2018Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., the world’s most trusted global digital communications company helping brands deliver seamless, cross-cultural experiences, today announced it has expanded its executive team across the Americas and Asia with the appointments of Frank Sannella as Managing Director (MD) of the Americas and Camilla de Villiers as MD of Asia. Adding Sannella and de Villiers, both established leaders with strong track records of building commercially focused teams, will enable the company to accelerate its ongoing transformation.

Sannella and de Villiers will be responsible for delivering market leading products and services to customers in their respective regions. In addition, Sannella will oversee the company’s Life Sciences, Digital Marketing and Games divisions. de Villiers has several years’ experience leading teams throughout Asia and will execute the company’s Asian growth strategy.

“Landing both Frank and Camilla is a coup for Lionbridge as they are both results driven and innately focused on customers,” said John Fennelly, CEO, Lionbridge. They are great additions to our team and we believe they’ll play a large part in our ongoing transformation and increase our strong focus on customers. We continue to add key talent across the organization, including Frank and Camilla who will help bolster the Lionbridge management team.”

“Throughout my career, I’ve focused on supporting organizations as they face the many opportunities and challenges that arise with continued growth, often refocusing businesses by increasing market share through profiling, product restructuring and more,” said Sannella. “Lionbridge is at a pivotal point in its own business journey and I look forward to leading the company’s continued commitment to our clients in the Americas to ensure consistent and relevant interactions between them and their customers around the world.”

Sannella brings over 25 years of experience in global business management. Prior to joining Lionbridge, Frank served as Global President of the Financial Services Business for Informa. In the Americas, Sannella will focus on a number of areas for Lionbridge, including Life Sciences, Games, Legal and more.

“There are opportunities abound in Asia as businesses continue to experience their own digital transformations and look to reach expanded global audiences,” said de Villiers. “I’m excited to lead the continued innovation and enable the Lionbridge team to continue to deliver a flawless client experience both within our own valued customer base and for the audiences they serve in Asia and beyond.”

de Villiers has extensive experience in driving operational efficiencies and overcoming business challenges, with a key focus on driving revenue and margin growth. Prior to Lionbridge, de Villiers was the MD of Asia Pacific for HireRight, as well as spent 15 years at Thomson Reuters where she led Regional Wealth Management across APAC and Digital Solutions for the firm globally.

To learn more about the leaders spearheading Lionbridge’s innovation, visit the executive leadership page:

About Lionbridge

Lionbridge enables more than 4,500 of the world’s leading brands to increase global market share and drive deep engagement with their customers and communities. Our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 400,000 professional cloud workers, provide detail-critical business processes, including translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions, which ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 27 countries. To learn more, visit

Media Contact:

Lauren Palazzo