Anna Kynthia Bousdoukou
iMEdD Managing Director, SNF DIALOGUES Executive Director, Journalist
Anna Kynthia Bousdoukou co-founded iMEdD, incubator for Media Education and Development, where she serves as Managing Director. Since 2016, Anna-Kynthia also serves as an advisor to the Foundation on grants related to journalism and she curates and presents the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s monthly forum SNFDIALOGUES. During her 13 years of experience in journalism, she worked as a reporter on the radio, and then as a news editor, journalist and broadcast producer, while at the same time she has been a regular columnist in various outlets. In 2011 she was assigned as SKAI TV’s news presenter and until 2018 was also responsible for SKAI TV’s morning news program, which focused on domestic as well as international news, politics, economy, science and innovation.
She holds a degree in Sociology from Panteio University, specializing on the Sociology of Mass Media and is in the team of TEDxThessaloniki, which she has been presenting in recent years.
Programs Director, Journalist
Stratis Trilikis is a journalist who has served as director and editor-in-chief in various radio and TV stations as well as a war correspondent for print media for more that 20 years. He was also the editor-in-chief of the morning news program of the National Television and SKAI TV for 15 years. He holds a degree in Sociology from Panteio University with specialization on the Sociology of Mass Media.
Anna Zilakou has 15 years of experience in corporate communications. She served for the past six years as Communications and Partnerships Manager at Endeavor Greece, a global non-profit organization supporting high-impact entrepreneurship. She holds a degree in Media & Communications from Panteio University and an MSc in Social & Public Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science
Group Manager, Journalist
Dimitris Bounias is an Athens-based journalist. He served as Head of Video/Executive Producer at VICE Greece and formerly as a contributing reporter with the New York Times. He has worked as a producer for various media such as the BBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera English and
NPR. He studied Mechanical and Aeronautics Engineering but was quickly drawn to journalism, currently pursuing a degree in Media & Communications from Panteion University.
Group Manager, Journalist
Nicholas Aronis is a journalist-communication manager with 20 years of professional experience in Greece and abroad. He has worked as journalist in ERT SA, as a cultural editor and editor-in-chief for websites, as a communications consultant, as well as marketing manager for Athens & Epidaurus Festival. In the last 5 years he has worked as New Media and Social Media Manager at the National Theatre of Greece. Moreover, he maintains a weekly column at the Parapolitika Newspaper. He holds a degree in Communications from Coventry University and an MA in International Communications from Leeds University.
Project Manager, Journalist
Kelly has a 12-year work experience in the Press and media industry. She worked as a journalist for “Vimagazino” magazine and other supplements to the Sunday edition of the newspaper “To Vima”. She was responsible for the Social Media strategy and content of the news website naftemporiki.gr and of other online publications owned by Naftemporiki SA. At the same time, she has contributed to digital projects in the field of education and culture and to various magazine editions. Since 2017, she worked as a Senior Data Analyst for PaloServices for almost two years; she was trained in data journalism by attending the post-bac Lede 12 program at the Columbia Journalism School in New York in 2018 under a full scholarship offered by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. She is a graduate of the Department of Communication, Media & Culture of Panteion University of Athens and she holds a Master’s degree in “Digital Media and Interactive Environments” by the Faculty of Communication & Media Studies of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Project Manager, Journalist
Thanasis Troboukis is a journalist. He has worked as a reporter and Editor in Chief for some of the most successful Greek media. He set up the office of VICE Media in Greece, where he served as the Head of Content. His investigation about child trafficking in Greece was shortlisted for the Investigative Award of the European Press Prize 2017. He took part in the ICIJ’s cross border investigation of the Paradise Paper and later he was trained in Data Journalism at the LEDE program of Columbia Journalism School in New York, with a full scholarship from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Vasilis Kogias is the IT Officer of iMEdD. Prior to joining iMEdD, Vasilis worked as a Network and ICT Engineer, in the Telecommunications sector, supporting businesses and implementing projects.
Office Manager & Project Manager, iMEdD Bridge
Georgia Giannakea has experience in Project Management since 2012 as she has organized several European seminars and conferences. She has also served as the Communication and International Relations Officer at KALAMATA:21 when Kalamata decided to bid to become European Capital of Culture. She holds a BSc in Management and Business Administration from AUEB and an MSc in International Business: Organisation, Change and Consultancy from Maastricht University.