A community of leaders
Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association
We established the Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association (HFAA) to stimulate regular exchanges between young trade leaders committed to advancing sustainable global trade. Led by the Alumni Leadership Committee, the HFAA is a community of people who are passionate about trade, and benefit from and contribute to the Foundation’s programs.
Learn more about our alumni community by contacting our Alumni team.
Meet our Hinrich scholars & alumni
“Success for me is happiness. It’s important for me to go to bed each night with the satisfaction that I have learned one new thing about the world that day.”
Lauren Kyger, United States
Tsinghua University, MA in Global Business Journalism, Class of 2016
Digital Content Manager, National Committee on US-China Relations
“A Hinrich scholar values work-life balance. Peace of mind is as much a target as fame and material wealth.”
James Gong, China
Hong Kong Baptist University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Class of 2013
Operations Expert of Products, Alibaba
“A Hinrich scholar is imaginative and flexible. And keeps his mind open to fresh possibilities.”
Matt Haldane, United States
Tsinghua University, MA in Global Business Journalism, Class of 2015
Production Editor AbacusNews.com, South China Morning Post
“A Hinrich scholar learns to listen. Then responds in meaningful ways.”
Rotha Chhoem, Cambodia
De La Salle University, Master of Business Administration, Class of 2013
Founder and Managing Director, SEB Enterprise Builder
“I had a childhood that had a kind of self-made mentality, so everything did not come into a silver spoon. It was more of hey, we have very little in our pockets and we have to make things happen, so having that chip on the shoulder, really helped us to always strive for something better, always strive to exceed the status quo.”
Ben Wong, Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Business Administration, Class of 2016
Assistant General Manager, Eureka Nova
“For me, meeting our scholars and seeing what they are doing with their lives is very gratifying. I enjoy supporting them in any way I can on their lifelong journey.”Merle A. Hinrich for the Hong Kong Tatler
Lifelong learning & global networking
The Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association (HFAA) provides lifelong learning and networking opportunities to our growing community of Global Trade Leader alumni. Networking and professional development activities are regularly organized by alumni Country Chapters and the Foundation team.
We strengthen connections among our international alumni through our HFAA Connect newsletter. Every month, our alumni receive updates about training, careers, gatherings, new scholarships, special offers and global trade trends.