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Global Health Advisory Board Member Thijs Teeling Awarded Knighthood

Global Health Advisory Board Member Thijs Teeling Awarded Knighthood

Thijs Teeling receives knighthood in the Order of Oranje-Nassau


October 5, 2016
 
Global Health Advisory Board member Thijs Teeling was recently awarded a knighthood in the order of Oranje-Nassau, a Dutch order given to Dutch citizens and foreign diplomats for their service to the nation.
 
King Willem van Oranje-Nassau presented Teeling with the award, which recognizes his outstanding contribution to the Netherlands’ society and promoting health care business internationally. 
 
Teeling runs his own consulting company, Covalence, and is Chair of Task Force Health Care, a partnership between the Dutch government, the medical technological industry, NGOs, and educational institutions.
 
“I was speechless and incredibly proud,” says Teeling, who has been a member of the Global Health Advisory Board for the collaborative MSc Global Health program since its inception. 
 
The Advisory Board, made up of leaders from the business world, international NGOs and healthcare consultancies, oversees the partnership between McMaster and Maastricht universities and provides the program's strategic direction. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands serves as Honorary Chair.