Prof. Dr. Edward Huizenga Recognized with Beta Gamma Sigma’s 2024 Business Achievement Award

Prof. Dr. Edward Huizenga, Professor at Maastricht University UMIO and partner at the strategy consulting firm Benthurst & Co., has been named Beta Gamma Sigma 2024 Business Achievement Award winner. Nominated by the Maastricht University Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, Mr. Huizenga receives this honor based on exemplary demonstration of leadership excellence. 

The Beta Gamma Sigma Business Achievement Award celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of business. These achievements may span an entire career or result from a single, notable effort propelling the field forward, benefitting a specific community, society at large, and/or humankind as a whole.

The Maastricht University Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter nominated Prof. Dr. Huizenga, chaired professor for Strategy, Innovation and Behavior Change, for his engagement in leading Handwashing Angels, a high-impact social initiative started by Edward back in 2019 to encourage the adoption of best practices in hand hygiene to combat infectious diseases that would prevent children from attending school.

Thanks to his engagement and that of volunteers and sponsors, Handwashing Angels has scaled quickly and is now rolled out in schools in Kenya, Vietnam, India, and Uganda. Now, the initiative is actively set on growing and expanding further. 

Hand Washing Angels

About Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)

Established in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honour society which operates exclusively for AACSB-accredited business programs. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is highly selective and reserved for the top-performing business schools and a select group of their students around the world. Members of Beta Gamma Sigma go on to lead—and even create—some of the largest and most successful companies around the globe. Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 930,000 members worldwide since its founding in 1913. The Society is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.


Leann Poeth-Chervenic 

Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Advisor Maastricht

Vice President Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Council


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