Translator Ivanka Hahnenberger is a Franco-American citizen who has led an international career in business management, finance, film, television and digital production. Ivanka started her professional career as an investment-banking analyst. In 2007 she bought a brand licensing company VIP which she transformed into VIP BRANDS a comics agency, translation and consulting company. As an agency they represent world English rights for German, French and African comics publishers. As a consultancy they organize world comics events. Hahnenberger translates comics, children’s books, catalogs, business proposals marketing plans and much more from French and German into English. She has translated Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh, An Olympic Dream by Reinhard Kleist, and Catherine's War by Julia Billet, illustrated by Claire Fauvel, which was named a Batchelder Award Honor Book, amongst other books as well as Nudge theory white papers and several catalogs. She holds a Master’s degree in International Development with a specialization in Intellectual Property. She has lived in over ten different cities.