Dr Kyriaki Oudatzi

Dr Kyriaki Oudatzi, Director/ CEO, Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki, Member/ F. Vice President of Hellenic Olympic Academy (GR)

Kyriaki Oudatzi, earned her degrees (with a scholarship) at the Department of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Democritus University of Thrace and the K.U.Leuven (Great Distinction), where she received an Msc/MA, in “Preservation and Promotion of Historical Sites and Cultural Monuments” and “Cultural Institutions Management”. 

She holds a PhD (2010/Excellence) in “Cultural Monuments Preservation and Promotion” with a specialisation in the “Utilization of technologies in the reuse of monuments and historical sites in the modern urban fabric”.

 She is the Director/CEO of the Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki, a Chief Architect of Museum Studies and a Project Manager of European Programs. She is the Director of the “Olympic Day Run” Greece, the President of D.K.O. “OLYMPiA”, as well as the Vice-President/Member of the Hellenic Olympic Academy (2012-present). 

From 2001 to 2017 she taught as a Lecturer at the Departments of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as the University of Thessaly and the University of Thrace, and as a visiting professor at Postgraduate Olympic Studies programmes at the Universities of Peloponnese and Tsukuba.

She keeps an Architect’s Office, developing urban planning and monuments and historical sites preservation projects and also works on various museum projects (Archaeological Museum of Serres, Folklore Museum in Prosotsani, “Wine and Vine Museum in Epirus”). She is also the organiser of cultural and sports tourism activities.

Kyriaki OUdatzi is a Founding Member of the Olympic Museums Network (Lausanne, 2006), a Member of ICOM, as well as the International Sports Heritage Association and a Greek Representative at IOAPA (International Olympic Academy Participants Association). She is also the General Manager of “Oikos International Design Ltd” (London, UK, 2017) and “Oikos” GR companies.

She won prizes in Greek and European Architectural Urban Development and Historical Sites Preservation Competitions and also worked as a Scientific Advisor to various organisations. 

She took part in various exhibitions (4th and 5th Exhibition of Architectural Work, 6th BIENNALE of Young Greek Architects) with honorary mentions for her architectural work as well as conferences, within and outside Greece.

She is professionally involved in the tourism sector, managing hospitality and catering facilities and participating in conferences, international fora and exhibitions.