Devaki (Datar) Kunte is a second-generation entrepreneur who grew up seeing her mother’s venture, Language Services Bureau (LSB) become the pioneer Language Services Provider in India. The apple does not fall far from the tree they say, so like her mother Mrs. Madhuri Datar, Devaki too is a linguist-entrepreneur who knows French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and basic Japanese.
Devaki always saw her mother assisting business owners, government officials & individuals providing language support for Indian regional or international languages using various typewriters and dictionaries at home. She developed a keen interest in languages and started helping her mother from a very young age for terminological work.
Devaki completed her Master’s Degree in French with Translation Specialisation, as a University Topper in Pune. She also won a scholarship during MA from the University of Lausanne and studied in Switzerland. She cleared the NET exam for French (required as a qualification for University level teachers in India) and even worked as a French Lecturer at various management institutes, colleges and Universities in India. She has taught Translation Studies at French Post Graduate course in Pune University. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management.
Devaki joined Language Service Bureau fulltime in 2004 and she loves to juggle between Public Relations, Strategy, Branding, New Business Acquisition, Networking, Social Media Marketing and Projects!
With the prolific internet and software growth, came new translation technology. Since 2005, Devaki successfully implemented the usage of CAT (computer aided translation) tools in LSB to provide high quality translation in lesser time and budgets.
Devaki is an avid reader, a passionate painter, a trekker-explorer at heart, and an advanced yoga practitioner.