Dr Nikitas Kastis has a First Honours Degree in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Financial Management and Project Evaluation. He has been Research Associate in the National Technical University of Athens, Lecturer in the Greek Air Force Academy and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Technical University of Crete. He joined the Lambrakis Research Foundation (LRF) in early 1992, being in charge of all its programmes and innovative activities, for the development and use of ICT-based applications in Education & Culture.
He has worked as Project Manager in a number of national and European research and development projects, aiming at the introduction of innovations in the school and after school education. Since 1998, he has been appointed R&D Director of LRF, being responsible for all the development programmes of the Foundation. From the year 2000 he has been appointed Deputy Director General, acting as chief operations officer of the organization.
He is, currently, the President of the MENON Network (an EEIG founded by 5 organizations active in the field of ODL and ICT in Learning), he is also an active member of the Executive Committee of the “European Distance and E-Learning Network” (EDEN) – chairing its “Open Classroom” Working Group.