Mario Sawada | Consultant – Japanese Interpreter and Translator
Mario supports our Latin America team with Japanese-Spanish interpreting of seminars, lectures, trainings and Lean Japan Tours in Spanish. Mario has more than 15 years experience interpreting within both government and private sectors, with a strong focus on industrial engineering-related topics.
Mario’s Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degree provides a strong foundation for seamlessly interpreting lean management and continuous improvement concepts.
His career includes interpreting for a wide range of corporate, government and cultural engagements. Mario has worked with several public and private organisations such as the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
Mario also has supported Toyota, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and other Japanese organizations within several industries in Latin America.
- Business-level English proficiency
Design and Construction Engineering
Shinka Management – Consultant
Mario’s role includes:
• Interpreting for seminars and lectures
• Lean Japan Tour leadership and interpretation
• Support of delegations and study groups
Interpreter, Translator and Technical Advisory
• Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
• Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
• Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
• Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
• Japanese automotive and white goods companies
JGC Corp – Design and Construction Engineer
Representing JGC Corp over an 11 year period, held roles including design and construction engineer of control systems for gas plant for MEGA SA (Dow Chemical, YPF, Petrobras JV) in Argentina, construction engineer for instrument and control systems for gas plant in Indonesia, construction engineer of control systems of oil terminal project for CPC Co in Hong Kong, and design engineer of control instruments for industrial plants in Japan.
SADE – Mechanical Engineer
Based in Argentina, worked as a mechanical engineer for construction of oil refinery plant project in Buenos Aires.
HITACHI Argentina – Sales Engineer
Sales engineer for electrical equipment for 500kV Electrical Power Stations in Argentina.