Evy Ougendal selected as Top Female Executive of the Year for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

OSLO, NORWAY – 23 Mar, 2017 – Evy Ougendal, President of Portuguese-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce was selected as “Top Female Executive of the Year” for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With over three decades of professional experience, Evy has definitely proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the business world.  As a talented, dynamic, results-driven leader, she has demonstrated success not only with the Portuguese-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce but with every company she has worked for. She has also provided visionary leadership in the highly competitive Travel and Real Estate industries.

Evy is an Internationally Award winning Senior Executive and Board Member within diverse industries from sports and culture to property development and marketing.   She is the former Chief Executive Officer of a major property development adjacent to the prestigious Vale do Lobo Algarve in Portugal.  She began her post-collegiate career as a real estate agent and rose through the ranks very quickly, advancing to director and partner in her real estate agency and later senior advisor in Norway´s biggest bank, DNB´s commercial property division. She was head-hunted to one of Norway’s at the time, leading real estate companies as marketing director, but was relocated to oversee and manage the company’s development of a 140 unit luxury holiday resort in the Algarve, Portugal – the Dunas Douradas Beach Club, where she was appointed CEO in 2007.  She served in that position until April of 2014. Aside from her several board positions she has held over the years in real estate, Evy was also a press spokeswoman for the Realtors Union and had several appearances on national news broad casting networks in the nineties.

Evy remains active in her community and very much involved in the International Community, innovation and emerging markets. She has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership, her passion to architecture and landscaping, and her commitment to the profession. In 2010, Evy was honored with the European Residential Property Awards in association with Bloomberg/Kohler, Best Development Europe. She also received the World Travel Awards, Europe’s Best Apartment and Villa Residences in 2012. In 2015 she was named “Outstanding Professional of the Year” with Bristol Who’s Who and for 2017 selected as Top Female Executive with the International Association of Top Professionals.  She is a board member of Bygdoy Sanitetsforening, Member of the National Theaters Support Group and former singer in the Borkman Quire at the Norwegian National Theatre. She is a member of both British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and the Oslo Chamber of Commerce, and an associated member of League of Leading Ladies in Switzerland. She is also a sought after international-level speaker and was honored as a guest speaker at the yearly assembly of European Shopping Centers in 2001, at the conference for “Women in Business” in Lisbon and interviewed on Bloomberg TV in 2010. 

Evy received her degree in Economics, Real Estate and Journalism from Oslo University College (BI and HiO) and is about to complete her Master of Business Administration degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. She is fluent in English, Norwegian, Portuguese, and German.

Looking back, Evy attributes her success to always striving for excellence, always being kind and respectful toward others, having the utmost integrity and staying passionate in all her endeavors.  When she is not working she enjoys spending time with family, charity work, singing in choir and enjoying the arts.  For the future, she will continue to grow as an entrepreneur, continue to grow as a professional and aspires to continue to make a difference in people’s lives.

For more information on Evy please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evy-ougendal-ba324718


International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For more information on IAOTP please visit http://www.iaotp.com

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