Founder & President (Board of Trustees)
Konstantinos Doukas is the President and CEO of Doukas School (www.doukas.gr), a private education institution with a tradition of more than 100 years. As a third-generation owner, previously or parallel with his work at the school, Konstantinos held several teaching, research and administrative positions mainly in the private sector, specifically as Systems Manager Assistant at the TC Computer Lab of Columbia University (NYC), Scientific Consultant to Project Athena at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, MA), President & CEO, at the Information Society SA (www.ktpae.gr) and several boards of directors positions.
As an entrepreneur, he has founded several start-up companies in Greece and also Internationally, most of them still in operation, mainly in the area of technological innovations, use of ICT in education, supporting services in education and digital marketing services. He is the founder and Chairman of SoFIA (School of the Future International Academy), an International NGO focusing on supporting educational institutions and schools that wish to excel academically and operationally, by using global best practices and innovative methodologies.
He is also the co-author of more than 11 publications in Greek and International Conferences and Journals and co-editor of 5 Greek Conference Proceedings. Recently he was the co-editor of the IGI Global Edition 2018: “Handbook of Research on Educational Design and Cloud Computing in Modern Classroom Settings”. He holds an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science BSc from the National Technical University of Athens and an MA in Communications, Computers and Technology in Education from Columbia University (NYC).
In the past 20 years, Konstantinos has been a regular speaker at conferences on education, technology and the future of education in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. He was born in 1964 has a family with 3 kids and his hobby is sports.
Director (Board of Trustees)
of StudySmart.gr® a company offering professional qualifications training seminars, workshops & information on education, educational systems and certifications. He was also International Curriculum Development Expert for PwC in the CEE and the Middle East. He had extensive experience in business start – ups, education and professional training & development by setting up Intercollege Globaltraining in Greece in the late 1990’s serving as a Partner & Executive Director for a decade, before helping develop and leading one of the first academies for PwC. Constantine had also done work with PwC’s Global Steering Committee for Private Company Services and has developed the curriculum, methodology and mapping procedure for PwC’s Mini MBA programme being offered in close to 10 countries. He has delivered over 8,000 hours of academic and professional training teaching for the University of Strathclyde’s, Henley’s, Nottingham Business School’s and Surrey’s MBA programmes and on ACCA, CIMA, CIA and SHRM programmes in over 25 countries. He holded a Bachelor’s from the University of Connecticut, a Masters and a Doctorate from the University of Surrey, a Diploma in Corporate Governance (ACCA), was a Fellow RSA UK, a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants UK and a Senior Certified Professional from SHRM.
Head of operations
George holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sunderland University and an MBA in Corporate Finance and Marketing, from Stirling University. He has more than 15 years of experience in management, consulting, EU funding and he is a guest lecturer for 20 years at the University of Western Attika, Cardiff University and University of Derby. He has managed complex projects involving many stakeholders and has managed to reconcile and overcome difficult, time-pressing situations. He believes that strategy and philosophy assisted by an innovative educational framework is going to help students to be able to think creative and innovative and offer new ways for breakthrough growth and development in the chosen fields of engagement.
Senior Project Manager
Natassa has been working in the field Education for more than a decade. She has worked as an English teacher in various institutions in three different European countries (Greece, Spain and the UK) gaining valuable first-hand experience of the needs and operations of schools. Her experiences inspired her to work as a learning consultant providing teaching training and consulting to various educators and institutions worldwide. She has been working with Microsoft Education as a learning consultant providing support to many schools in Europe. She firmly believes that Education is evolving and that all stakeholders should be part of this evolution always keeping the students’ best interest in mind.