Oxford Who's Who has inducted Marion Rifkind into the highest Professional Distinction "Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition" due to her outstanding contributions and achievements as one of the world's largest and most respected foreign language translation and interpretation services companies. Ms. Rifkind's Top 100 Diversity Award winning company is a global management of multilingual projects for all language combinations. Throughout her career, she has been self-motivated, results oriented and driven to succeed. Marion Rifkind is one of few special honorees distinguished based on her professional accomplishments, academic achievements, years of service, and the credentials she has provided. Ms. Rifkind's impressive 43 years of experience in international communications, translation, interpretation and foreign language services truly qualifies her as an Industry Expert Without any hesitation Oxford Who's Who endorses Marion Rifkind and her company Universe Technical Translation, Inc. and encourages all to visit her website: http://www.universetranslation.com/.
Ms. Rifkind has over 40 years of experience in international communications, particularly, in translation, interpretation and foreign language services. She is currently serving as President/Chief Executive Officer of Universe Technical Translation Incorporated, a company she founded in 1981 and owns. The company provides foreign language translation, interpretation services, multimedia/audio- video translation, narration, dubbing and subtitling in sixty languages, foreign language and ESL classes. Ms. Rifkind is responsible for overall company operations, major accounts, language classes, cross-cultural training, public relations, customer relations and international operations. She has provided interpretation services for President Putin of Russia, President Bush, President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, President Niyazov of Turkmenistan and President Jiang Zemin of China. She is extremely proud of the 'Soviet American Chamber of Commerce' she founded and renamed the 'CIS American Chamber of Commerce' in Houston, Texas in 1991. She has opened offices for Universe Technical Translation in London, Moscow and Baku. Ms. Rifkind was honored in 2010 as the 18th Woman-Owned Fastest Growing Business in Houston and in 2011, received the Top 100 Diversity Award for Privately Held Business in Texas. Her company Universe Technical Translation has also won the World Affairs Council “World Quest Contest” several times. She is a member of the American Translators Association, the US-Russia Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Interpreters and Translators Association. She received a B.A. in Russian Studies with a Minor in French and Latin, in Manchester, England in 1971. She speaks Russian, French, some German/ and is currently studying Spanish and Hebrew. She represented her company at the first Offshore Technology Conference in Brazil in October 2011. Ms. Rifkind, originally fom the United Kingdom, currently resides in Houston, Texas where she had her four children and enjoys tennis, Pilates, biking, dancing, cooking, ballet and theatre performances.