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
“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
“It’s important to find the passion to be engaged in the smallest of unnamed, tedious jobs. It may sometimes become frustrating to achieve little things, but in their completion lies the key to achieving bigger things.”
Khiem Vu, Vietnam
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Business Administration, Class of 2016
Hong Kong Baptist University, Master of Arts in International Journalism Studies, Class of 2007
Country Manager, Global Sources
“Success for me is when you have achieved outcome through hard work and have gained valuable experience while striving for that outcome.”
Laura Xiao, China
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Master of Business Administration, Class of 2010
Operations Director, Workstem HR Management System
“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.