In today’s world we are more connected than ever before. Borders, cultural differences and language barriers belong to the past. The possibilities deriving from this are endless.
Your awareness of the importance of effective communication that knows no borders is probably the reason you are here.
Our mission is to provide you with language services that support the success of your business.
Amidas was created as an answer to the needs of businesses at a time when Slovenia was in the process of becoming independent and opening itself both economically and culturally to the world. All of a sudden borders were disappearing and there was a growing need to operate successfully in an international context.
In the early 1990s, three friends – Martin, Iztok and Dejan (aMIDas) – took the only logical step: pooling the skills of international friends living in Slovenia and Slovene fellow-translators, they put together an effective, talented and high-quality team of translators capable of offering the right solution (top-quality translations) at the right time to businesses in Slovenia and abroad, and also to the government and institutions, all under the aegis of their newly formed company Amidas.
In the early days, Amidas’s team of native English speakers – Roger, Dan, Peter and others – produced key translations for the new state. Some of them even collaborated on the official translation of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia.
Cooperation with high-quality international partners is another key to success and one of the reasons why we were among the founders of the European Language Industry Association (ELIA), today a respected international body with a wide membership. We are also a member of the language industry associations Gala and Eupharia.
Amidas has grown over time and its ownership structure has changed. Today Amidas is a family business owned by Dejan Šušnik and his daughter Nina Šušnik. The team has expanded and the tools have changed but our basic commitment remains the same: we are committed to offering high-quality language solutions to our customers. Because we know that this is of key importance for success in your business!
Nina has taken over the role of director from her father Dejan Šušnik with a view to assuming full leadership of the company in the future. She is also head of sales, and her primary concern is to ensure customer satisfaction. She is always ready to help and ensure that there is a good working atmosphere in the office. She is currently enhancing her marketing knowledge at the Gea College Business School and frequently attends seminars and conferences around Europe.
Dejan is the majority owner of Amidas, one of the top translation agencies in Slovenia and a company that has helped open the horizon of international markets to Slovenian and foreign businesses. Dejan has lived a good part of his life in England and America. With his international connections and language skills, he naturally gravitated towards the translation business before eventually joining forces with two friends to establish Amidas. Patient and understanding, he is adept at coordinating the interests of employees, external collaborators and clients. He is increasingly stepping back from his position at the head of the company and settling into an advisory role as he hands over the day-to-day running of the company to the next generation.
Mateja has been at Amidas since the very beginning. Back then everyone did a bit of everything, but she soon realised that she was best suited to looking after the accounts, which is where we still find her today, carefully and consistently making sure that the numbers add up – for providers, clients and employees. The mother of three daughters, she is also an active member of a choir and a keen dancer.
Ana has held various roles at Amidas: from technical support to project management and the position of office manager. A new mother with a can-do attitude, Ana is caring, responsible and always cheerful, which makes her the right person to find solutions to complex challenges. Today she is in charge of optimising work processes and also provides support for the marketing department.
Živa brings freshness and precision to our team of project managers and is always ready to tackle fresh challenges. A keen traveller, she enjoys learning new things, which is why, in addition to her master’s degree in translation, she decided to study economics at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana. Her calm and friendly nature is another reason why your projects are in good hands with Živa.
Peter has long had an interest in translation and computers, so his technical support role is perfect for him. A translation studies and computer science graduate, he is always happy to help out his colleagues and his sense of humour brightens up even the most stressful of working days.
Maja’s love of literature led her to a degree in translation studies, with a focus on English and German. She began translating while still a student. After graduating she combined her translation work with a project manager role at a small translation company. As a project manager at Amidas, her attention to detail, professionalism and focus are the right ingredients for a job well done. Among other things Maja looks after projects for the European Commission and Slovenian government institutions.
Dunja has been interested in languages all her life, so it is no surprise to learn that she holds a master’s degree in translation (specialising in English and French) and was already actively translating when still a student. Dunja began working at Amidas as a translator and a reviser of translations. Her precision, feeling for language and friendly character meant that she was soon invited to join the project managers team. This is a role that suits her perfectly because it gives full expression to her communicativeness and her willingness to accept new challenges.