At the tender age of 14, Fathy Shetiah moved with his family to the U.S. from Egypt. Ten years later, he graduated from MSU College of Business with a degree in Marketing. Soon after graduating, National City Bank saw his potential and hired him. Before long, he was the manager of several branches.
His growth as a shrewd businessman did not end there. Shetiah branched out into the coffee industry with his brother, Mohamed, and became one of the largest Biggby Franchise owners in the U.S. In 2008, Shetiah founded 7C Lingo (formerly known as Global Image Network), an agency that provides translation, interpretation and cultural consulting for all facets of life, including government, business, court/legal settings, health/doctor appointments and more.
7C Lingo consists of highly qualified, international translators, interpreters and editors, who are experts in all levels of industry. 7C Lingo's passion is to help their clients succeed in this global economy. They work hard to preserve accurate communication amongst a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. Shetiah's agency offers workshops, training sessions and personal assessments, which provide individuals and companies with the skills they need to establish a productive business relationship with any client in any country.
Shetiah's success continues to move ever forward. He is also an adjunct faculty member and a trainer in the Business and Community Institute (BCI) at Lansing Community College. He provides clients with cultural intelligence to give them the skills necessary for accurate, international communication.