Henry Schein’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer accepts award for leadership in support of the development of Africa
Melville, NY, USA – Henry Schein announced that Stanley M. Bergman, the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, accepted the New York University (NYU) Africa House Leadership Award on behalf of the Bergman family and Henry Schein, Inc. Mr. Bergman was presented with the award at Africa House’s inaugural gala held at NYU’s Kimmel Centre in New York City, in recognition of his, his family’s and the company’s outstanding commitment, leadership and service to support the social and economic development of Africa.
NYU Africa House is an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the study of Africa, its economics, politics and social issues, and its role in the global community. Since the institute’s founding ten years ago, Mr. Bergman and his family have engaged with Africa House to foster relationships across cultures and borders to plant the seeds of understanding. The family’s involvement began with Mr. Bergman’s son, Eddie Bergman, who is a graduate of NYU and has served as a board member with the institute since its inception.
Henry Schein, Inc., through its operations in South Africa, offers dentists and dental laboratories in the region the products and services needed to operate successful practices and provide quality care to the growing number of patients seeking their services. Through its business and global social responsibility programme, Henry Schein Cares, the company has advanced health care in Africa, most notably during the 2014 Ebola outbreaks in West Africa when Henry Schein and its supplier partners committed $1 million in protective equipment for prevention and preparedness programs. Furthermore, Henry Schein Cares, NYU Africa House, the NYU College of Global Public Health and the NYU School of Medicine formed a partnership in response to the crisis to develop the NYU West Africa Ebola Preparedness Programme.
“On behalf of the Bergman family and Henry Schein, I am delighted to accept this award from NYU Africa House. Our partnership is most meaningful, and I know that my family and my fellow Team Schein Members are proud to work alongside this admirable organisation,” Mr. Bergman said. “Through Henry Schein Cares, our company is committed to expanding access to health care for the underserved, and by working with Africa House, we are pleased to have an important impact on the health and wellbeing of the people of Africa.”
NYU Africa House presented four other awards during the gala, honouring:
- Amran Hussein, partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP, who received the Africa House Hero Award for her dedication to a more equitable society in Africa;
- The Honourable Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Creative Arts, Republic of Ghana, who received the Africa House Partnership Award for her collaboration on research activities and community work undertaken by Africa House and the Ministry of Tourism in Ghana;
- NYU Africa House/Centre for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) community partners in Kumawu, Ghana who received the Africa House Partnership Award for their ongoing support and collaboration on research projects. The award was accepted on behalf of the community by Theresa Effia Ataa, Boafuorhemaa of the Kumawu Traditional Area; and
- Alisa LaGamma, Ph.D., Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Curator in Charge, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, who received the Africa House Vision Award for her leadership in changing the way we see Africa.
“We are so grateful for the guidance and support from the Bergman family and Henry Schein over the past ten years, and we are pleased to present the Leadership Award to Mr. Bergman on their behalf,” said Dr. Yaw Nyarko, Founding Director of Africa House, Director of NYU’s Centre for Technology and Economic Development, Co-Director of the Development Research Institute, and Professor of Economics at NYU. “The Bergman family has recognised the value of Africa House from the beginning. They have helped us to grow our network beyond what we could have expected, and our partnership with Henry Schein has helped us to make an even greater difference across Africa.”