On the occasion of the Valedictory ceremony for Professor Hans Brölmann, member of the ESGE Board of Directors, was granted the honour of “Officier in de orde van Oranje Nassau” – translated – “Officer of the order of Orange-Nassau”.  This is the 4th grade in the order of Orange-Nassau.

The Order of Orange-Nassau (Dutch: Orde van Oranje-Nassau) is a civil and military Dutch order of chivalry founded on 4 April 1892 by the Queen regent Emma, acting on behalf of her under-age daughter Queen Wilhelmina.

The Order is a chivalric order open to “everyone who has earned special merits for society”. These are people who deserve appreciation and recognition from society for the special way in which they have carried out their activities. The lower grades of the order are comparable with the ranks of the Order of the British Empire in the UK, but titles, prefixes or post-nominals (other than academic ones) are not used in the Netherlands (the only exception being for members of the Military William Order).

Please see photograph below of  Professor Brölmann being presented with his award by the Mayor of  Amstelveen.

ESGE send their sincere congratulations to Professor Brölmann.