Niki Goulandris is known as a dynamic achiever in environmental awareness campaigns. She is an artist, naturalist, museum director, former minister of social services, past president of the Greek National Tourism Organisation, past president of the Hellenic Radio-Television and President of the Save the Children Federation in Greece.
Recently, Niki Goulandris has been elected "Woman of Europe" by the EC Commission, received the Order of Officier du Legion d'Honneur de la France and was appointed to the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre of Canada and the United Nations.
With her husband Angelos, she founded the Goulandris Natural History Museum, acknowledged worldwide for promoting the study in Greek fauna and flora, for its significant scientific research in wetland and forest conservation and for its youth educational programmes.
The Goulandris Museum's contribution to ecology (Delphi: Man and Environment), has been awarded the "European Museum of the Year" 1984 title by the Council of Europe and has been presented the Onassis International Prize. Niki Goulandris is also an internationally-known botanical painter.