Experience Level: Senior (15+ years)
Industries: Events, Sports
Expertise: Event Management, Strategy & Planning, Live Sites, Ceremonies
Regions: Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East
Jovana Krokodeilou has more than 15 years of work experience in events management and for years has been responsible within the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the development and implementation of Games planning tools and methodologies.
Holder of a Bachelor in Statistics and a Master Degree in Sports Management, Jovana started her involvement in the Olympic movement at the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sydney.
She then joined the IOC where she spent almost five years, in the Olympic Games department, working closely with the active at the time Olympic Games Organising Committees (Salt Lake 2002, Athens 2004, Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010), implementing new and updated Games planning methodologies. She was also a member of the IOC team that developed the Youth Olympic Games framework and requirements in 2007, and worked closely with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to improve its Games Coordination tools and processes.
Since then, Jovana undertook various roles in event organisation such as, Head of Planning for the Athens 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and Opening and Closing Ceremonies Manager for the Arab Games 2011.
Jovana remains a member of the IOC Olympic Games Media Accreditation working group, and she still co-operates with the International Olympic Committee and other organisations, on various planning and event management projects.