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, 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
“A Hinrich scholar comes out of his comfort zone and keeps learning and sharing.”
Sophal Bun, Cambodia
Hong Kong Baptist University, Master of Arts in International Journalism Studies, Class of 2014
Associate Dean, University of Cambodia
“A Hinrich scholar is a global citizen who gives back to the community and to the world.”
Sapphire Nguyen, Vietnam
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Master of Business Administration, Class of 2017
Senior Manager – Business Intelligence, Foodpanda
“The key to any positive transition is to get out of your comfort zone and explore new opportunities.”
Muhammad Nurun Nobi, Bangladesh
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management, Class of 2016
Plant Engineer, VF Asia
“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
“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
“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.