Athina is the Director for Regional Services in Europe, Central Asia, and Africa at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). In her position she is the contact person for OGC in these regions, responsible for the OGC’s activities and networking. This includes raising awareness and increase application of OGC standards by technology providers and users, as well as connecting with stakeholder organisations and members. Therefore, she also supports regional and national forum activities, and planning and managing of OGC outreach and recruitment in these regions. Athina has presented internationally on geo-information management topics, mainly in the areas of OGC processes, interoperability and standards. She has a diploma in Geography and started working in the field of GIS in 1998. In 2006, she joined OGC as Director for Business Development. Since 2008 she is charter member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). In 2009 she was appointed OGC’s Director for European Services, adding Central Asia and Africa in 2015.