Director of Visit Faroe Islands makes Politico Class of 2019

Guðrið Højgaard, director of Visit Faroe Islands, has made the Politico Class of 2019, the list of doers, disrupters and dreamers who will transform Europe in the upcoming year.

The POLITICO newsroom, which has selected 28 people from 28 countries, has chosen Ms. Højgaard as No. 9 on the list of dreamers.

Ms. Højgaard is the first Faroe Islander ever to make this list.

Politico writes the following about Ms. Højgaard in a press release: “For most tourism authorities, the brief is simple: Make people come visit. As director of Visit Faroe Islands, her mission is a bit more complicated: She first has to make people aware that the place exists — put the rocky archipelago on the map, literally. For two years running, clever initiatives have earned her group Cannes Lion awards, the marketing world’s version of the Oscars.”

The 2019 Class of POLITICO 28 are: Matteo Salvini (Italy)

The doers: Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide (Norway), Pedro Sánchez (Spain), Martin Selmayr (Germany), Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar (Estonia), Yulia Timoshenko (Ukraine), Mark Carney (Canada), Barbara Nowacka (Poland), Miriam Dalli (Malta), Ronald Prins (The Netherlands),

The dreamers: Garance Pineau (France), Niklas Zennström (Sweden), Era Istrefi (Kosovo), Peter Vesterbacka (Finland), Sener Levent (Cyprus), Joana Vasconcelos (Portugal)m Ivan Krastev (Bulgaria), Dominik Feri (Czech Republic), Guðrið Højgaard (Faroe Islands),

The disruptors: Mary Lou McDonald (Ireland), Mattias Tesfaye (Denmark), Jeremy Corbyn (United Kingdom), Eleni Touloupaki (Greece), Herbert Kickl (Austria), Ali Can (Turkey/Germany), Márta Pardavi (Hungary), Mischaël Modrikamen (Belgium), Mihai Sora (Romania)

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