CIAP was represented in Delhi, India since 1996 by Laurence Bastit, who sadly passed away in July 2020. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues at CIAP and by the conference interpreting community of Asia as a whole.
Laurence BASTIT was born in Paris. A simultaneous conference interpreter and member of AIIC since 1972, she graduated in German from the Sorbonne University, Paris. She held the Translation and Interpretation Diploma of the Ecole Supérieure d’Interprètes et de Traducteurs (ESIT), Paris. She set up the Interpretation Section at the Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). She taught translation and interpretation for twelve years at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India). She worked as a freelance simultaneous conference interpreter from 1971 until she passed away in 2020. She was a dear colleague, friend and teacher to countless interpreters and is deeply missed.