Aphrodite Bouikidis

Consultant - Thessaloniki Resilient City

Aphrodite Bouikidis has 10 years of experience in international development and in designing and executing strategies for social innovation and community building in the US and Greece. She is a consultant for urban innovation and international partnerships with the Resilience Office of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, in the context of the city’s participation in the 100 Resilient Cities initiative pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Prior to this, she was the Founder of Ashoka Greece, and has directed student leadership and social innovation programs in the Greek-American community in the U.S. Aphrodite spent three years on the Middle East and North Africa team at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), where she worked on civic participation, women’s leadership, and civil society programs.

She earned a master of arts degree in international relations from the University of Chicago and was named a StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow in 2010 and selected to join the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders network in 2014.