Irena Zubcevic selected as Top Chief of the Year in Sustainable Development by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

UNITED STATES – 03-06-2020 ( — Irena Zubcevic, Chief of Intergovernmental Policy and Review Branch at  the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs was recently selected as Top Chief of the Year in Sustainable Development by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, as only afew members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees aredistinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadershipabilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  Allhonorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a nightto honor their achievements.With close to three decades of professional experience in sustainable development and international relations, Irena Zubcevic has certainly proven herself as an extraordinary professional and expert in the field.  She is a dynamic, visionary and results-driven leader who has demonstrated success not just through diplomacy international relations and sustainable development, but she also successfully engages and implements her projects and programs, while assessing and following through in each endeavor she is challenged with. Her most current area of focus is on the United Nations high-level political forum on sustainable development. Ms. Zubcevic is supporting countries as well as stakeholders ranging from the private sector to civil society in preparation  of voluntary national reviews on implementation of sustainable global goals. She has put strategies into play for a wide range of sustainable development issues such as climate, oceans, cities, sustainable consumption and production and transport. Ms. Zubcevic’s key areas of expertise include Intergovernmental Processes, Sustainable Development, Rule of Law, Governance, Policy and Strategy Development at National Regional,and International Levels, Advocacy and Outreach. Working alongside many high-level functionaries which include, Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, CEOs in private sector, also many media platforms, foundations, academia and civil society in general. Along with these efforts, she has contributed to various reports and authored publications.Ms. Zubcevic earned a Bachelor of Science in Linguistics and a Master of Science in Humanities  from the University of Zagreb. She rounded her studies at Harvard University with a Certificate  for Senior Managers in Government. Ms. Zubcevic is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian. She has been trained in a variety of different languages and also has some knowledge of German and Russian, along with several other languages. Her impressive repertoire of prior roles include experience as the Chief of the Ocean and Climate Branch of the Division for Sustainable Development in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and as a Senior Sustainable Development Officer. She also held positions such as:  Adviser to the Ministry of Information of the Republic of Croatia, Head of the English News Service of the Croatian News Agency-HINA and the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia. Throughout her remarkable career, Ms. Zubcevic has received many awards and accoladesand has been recognized in numerous publications and magazines worldwide for heroutstanding leadership roles and commitment to her field. For 2020, she is beingconsidered for a Front Cover feature in T.I.P. (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and is beinghonored as Top Chief of the Year for Sustainable Development by the International l Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). She upholds memberships with the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, the National Association of Professional Women, Who’s Who of Professional Women, Marquis Who’s Who and Pride of CCS. Aside from her successful career, Ms. Zubcevic is an active Board Member for the Women’s Soroptimist International of New York City. She has been recognized by various National and Local Charities and Schools for her excellence. Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated, “Choosing Ms. Zubcevic for this honor was aneasy decision for our panel to make.  Ms. Zubcevic has tremendous foresight, extensiveknowledge and is brilliant at what she does. She is action-oriented and proactive, values we seek out in members for our network of professionals.  We are thrilled to be honoring her at the 2020 Annual Award Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.”Looking back, Ms. Zubcevic attributes her success to her persistence, her ability to understand different cultures and mentors with whom she has been honored to collaborate with. She has a true passion for her service and high integrity in all of her professional and personal endeavors. When not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.  For the future, she hopes to continue to make a difference in people’s lives anyway that she can.For more information on Irena Zubcevic please visit:    About IAOTP The 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 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: www.iaotp.comWatch Gala Video

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