Markus Meisl is a member of the management team of the language services and technology department at SAP, one of the world’s leading providers of enterprise software. His current role is comanaging the people aspects of translation and localization service teams that deal with localization of product units for technologies, platforms and acquisitions. Markus’ passion is to develop organizations and individuals toward more self-organization, distributed leadership and life-long learning. Previously, he headed the central corporate translation team for German and English at SAP. Since joining SAP’s implementation methodology group in 1998, Markus has held various roles within knowledge and product management ranging from translation and coordination of technical documentation, product definition and early training, to rollout and partner relations. In the 1990s, he worked as a freelance translator and interpreter in Vancouver, Canada, where he became involved in his first localization projects. Markus also worked as a freelance interpreter for the European Commission in Brussels. He holds a degree in conference interpreting for German, Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Heidelberg.