Janine Aeberhard

Textshuttle Appoints Lucas Seiler as New CEO

Textshuttle, the Swiss artificial intelligence (AI) specialists for secure, customisable machine translation, today announced that Lucas Seiler was appointed as their new CEO.


Lucas Seiler studied computational linguistics and holds a Master's degree in law from the University of Zurich. He has been with Textshuttle for two years and works on the front line in close cooperation with clients and software engineers. Due to his dual education, he has focused on several areas in his work: Both the adaptation of machine translation systems and technical assessments of legal issues were part of his responsibilities.

“State-of-the-art technology, close relationships with our clients, and a fantastic team: These key factors are the foundation of our past accomplishments, and will continue to form the building blocks of Textshuttle’s success.”

In his new role, Lucas Seiler will focus on business development with the goal of strengthening Textshuttle 's position as a leading provider of AI solutions to facilitate multilingual communication. "State-of-the-art technology, close relationships with our customers and a fantastic team: these key factors are the foundation of our successes to date and will continue to be the building blocks for Textshuttle's success in the future," he says. He will take up his new role on 1 September 2021. Lucas Seiler's appointment as CEO is one of three personnel changes at Textshuttle that will take effect on 1 September 2021.

Simona Todesco, previously Head of Operations, will be appointed Chief Operating Officer on 1 September 2021. For the past three years, she has been managing all key accounts of Textshuttle and establishing valuable relationships with existing and future customers. Most recently, she completed her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus on "Digital Business & AI Management" at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich (HWZ). In her new role, Simona Todesco will continue to lead projects to customise client systems and focus on optimising business processes.

Textshuttle CTO and current member of the board Samuel Läubli takes over as Chairman of Textshuttle’s Board of Directors. Läubli holds a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Machine Translation from the University of Zurich. He has been with the company from the very beginning and contributed substantially to its transition from a university spin-off to an enterprise-level supplier of machine translation technology. In his new role, he will chart the future direction of the company with a focus on accelerated growth and strategic alliances.

Läubli takes over his new role from former Chairman Martin Volk who will continue as a member of the board. Volk founded Textshuttle to bridge the gap between academic research and the language services industry, drawing inspiration from his experience as Head of the UZH Department of Computational Linguistics and numerous industry cooperations. He will continue to support Textshuttle with his expertise and play an active role in strategic decision making in the Board of Directors.