Ingrid Christensen


Minnesota District Export Council

President at INGCO International

Ingrid B. Christensen is a language service professional with 21+ years of experience in the interpreting and translating industry. She is the Founder and President of INGCO International, a global language firm specializing in document translation and onsite event interpreting in over 200 languages across the globe. They work with Fortune 500 companies like 3M, HB Fuller and Nike as well as many small and mid-sized companies and nonprofit organizations. Ingrid is regularly invited to speak at a variety of events regarding issues of global business, the ever-changing language industry and diversity. She resides in Minneapolis with her 13-year old son that attends a French immersion school and their spunky dog, Mable.


  • Certificate: Translating/Interpreting, University of Minnesota
  • Certificate: InDesign, MCAD
  • Certificate: Entrepreneur Accelerator Program, Babson College
  • Bachelor of Arts: Spanish, Legal Studies, University of Minnesota, Minor, Danish
  • Masters of Arts: Business Administration, Hamline University
  • Awarded Deubener Award “Emerging Volunteer of the Year” 2012
  • Awarded Deubener Award “Minority Owned Business of the Year” 2012
  • Honored by Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal “40 Under 40”
  • Awarded “Small Business Success” award by the National Association of Woman-Owned Businesses, 2015
  • Awarded “Leader of the Pack” by the International Wolf Center, 2016
  • Honored as “Distinguished Alumni of the Year” by Hamline University, 2016
  • Graduate, Babson College, 10,000 Small Business Accelerator Program, 2018

Community Involvement:

Member, Board of Directors, American Red Cross

Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Member Appointment, Communications Chair, Minnesota District Export Council