Hein Ehlers selected as Top CEO of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

May 16, 2018

Hein Ehlers, CEO of Devmark Property Group has been selected as Top CEO of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the property development industry. 

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 2 decades of professional experience in property Development and Investments, Mr. Ehlers has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.  As a dynamic results-driven leader, Mr. Ehlers has demonstrated success not only as a CEO & Managing Director, but has led the Devmark Property Group to be recognized as one of the top property development and investment companies in the Western Cape of South Africa.  Mr. Ehlers key responsibilities for Devmark, is handling business strategy, implementation, marketing, project development, financial management, legal matters, property management and overseeing financial execution.

Mr. Ehlers earned his MBA from Stellenbosch University and received his BSoc Sc Degree.  The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated that “Choosing Mr. Ehlers for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  He is a brilliant, talented and a leader in property development and financial management. He was exactly what we were looking for and we know we will be seeing more outstanding things from this man.  We also hope to spend time with him at our gala this year at the Plaza Hotel in NYC.”

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Ehlers has been recognized worldwide and has received many awards, accolades and featured in several publications.  For 2019 he is being considered for a feature in T.I.P (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and for the Business Innovator of the Year Award by the International Association of Top Professionals.  For 2018, he was named Top CEO of the Year by IAOTP.  For 2016 selected by Bristol Who’s Who as Outstanding Professional of the Year and inducted into Worldwide Branding for his contributions to his industry.  For 2013 he was recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for his outstanding leadership and commitment to property development.  In 1998, Mr. Ehlers was recognized for his contributions to property in the Western Cape by the Institute of Marketing Management.

Looking back, Mr. Ehlers attributes his success to his perseverance, mentors he has had along the way, attention to detail and his understanding of the property market in South Africa and internationally.  Mr. Ehlers says he has been blessed and he loves doing what he is doing, and feels this is just the beginning. When he is not working he enjoys reading, golfing and traveling.  For the future, he will continue to thrive as an entrepreneur and hopes to continue to make a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can.

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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 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.

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