About Us

Description 

Oyraa is an online platform connecting professional interpreters with businesses all around the world. No more iddle-man. No more agency fees. No more covering your interpreter’s travel expenses.

We provide instant live interpretation services to companies and individuals, wherever, whenever they request it. We work around the clock, 24/7, to make sure our resources and services are the best out there. We understand that our success depends on yours, so our interpreters are professional linguists and experts in their fields.

Our company culture

We're a global team of linguists and world-travellers. We've worked across multiple industries and continents. Oyraa is the solution to our own frustrations and needs. We believe in the power of an easier and cost-effective cross-border communication. We're in the business of bringing people and businesses together, and we love it.

We're a half-remote, half Tokyo-based local team, and that's just the way we like it. Oyraa is a global company, with a vision and a mission to make a great impact. We're proud of our international team and its diverse backgrounds. We know we work with the best resources in the world, removing all location barriers. Each one of us is fully responsible for the execution of their ideas and we put our users at the center of every move and strategy we take.


Our Team


Oya Koc

Founder & CEO

Oyraa was founded by Oya Koc in March 2017. Her mission was to make it simple for clients to find, hire, work with and pay interpreters. Since then, Oyraa has grown to a global platform with employees in three continents.

Oya graduated from The University of Tokyo, with a Master's degree in Engineering, with research projects in electronics. Originally from Turkey, she's an avid traveller and world citizen, and has lived in Japan, Turkey and Switzerland. She's fluent in English, Turkish and Japanese.

Her previous work experience includes working for The Boston Consulting Group.


Motoyuki Odachi

VP of Finance

Motoyuki Odachi is a former Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan. He started his career as a Tax and Public Accountant and dedicated some of his time to being a member of the House of Councillors in the country.


Takashi Mitsumori

Senior Advisor

A businessman by trade, Takashi Mitsumori has an impressive track record spanning 30 years in management and business development with multinationals in Japan, the US, and Asia. He served as Managing Director & Partner for various corporations including Polycom Inc., SAP Japan and Accenture Japan. Under his leadership, NCR became one of the most successful global companies in Japan and Korea.

Are you interested in joining our team? Check out our Careers page to find out more.