Michael Smolens

Founder and Chairman dotSUB

Michael Smolens had for the first 32 years of his career set up manufacturing facilities doing business in and with high-risk countries including Haiti, Mexico, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Jordan, Russia and Azerbaijan, creating in excess of 20,000 jobs and directly supporting the livelihood of more than 100,000 people. dotSUB is Michael’s ninth startup. Since its launch he has tried to bring the concept of ‘language’ onto the radar screens of media, entertainment and all types and sizes of companies, organizations and users of video – who have traditionally been highly ‘English-centric’.