Leonardo Doria de Souza

Leonardo Doria de Souza is a senior advisor at the Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi), which is the national authority for public service interpreting. He has a journalism background from his Brazilian hometown of Rio de Janeiro, and studied Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. After a period working as an interpreter, in 2006 Doria de Souza joined IMDi, where he is currently responsible for the administration and development of the Norwegian Register of Interpreters, interpreters’ training and contact with governmental bodies. Doria de Souza has also given several presentations on the Norwegian model on qualification and organization of interpreting services in a number of European countries.