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The Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association welcomed 18 new alumni


Published 11 September 2020

Mr. Hinrich, Founder and Chairman, welcomed the Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association Class of 2020 at a virtual event on Saturday, 22 August together with 30 members of the HF community across the globe.

The Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association (HFAA) Induction 2020 was held on the largest stage to date – spanning 10 countries across 8 time zones.

HFAA Online Induction Ceremony Screenshot
Thirty members of the HFAA family sign on from all over the world to welcome 18 new scholar graduates to the Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association.
Hinrich Foundation Alumni Kit Picture
Celeste Zeng (NUS MBA '20, HKBU BBA ’13) and 17 other new alumni received Alumni Kits as a congratulatory gift from the Hinrich Foundation.

Mr. Hinrich welcomed our 18 new alumni to the HFAA with an inspirational message:

“We’re very happy to have been of assistance to you, but your success is truly yours. You self-selected. You aspired, you grew into where you’re at today, you’ve learned a lot that benefited you, and you’re better prepared to lead. And lead, you obviously must do, as the world we can see today in the news, needs leaders.”

In his concluding remarks, Mr. Hinrich also encouraged everyone to never give up, keep punching, keep working and live their dreams.

Kathryn Dioth, Hinrich Foundation CEO, reminded our newly minted HFAA members that in addition to a growing lifelong network of like-minded alumni, the alumni association provided an additional pathway to success.

"One of the most important benefits of being part of the HFAA is that there is a group of people here at HF thinking about you and what you need to be successful.”

A highlight of the event was hearing from each of our new alumni who shared the most important thing they learned on their Global Trade Leader journey thus far. 

Hinrich Foundation New Alumni Class Of 2020
The HFAA welcomes 18 new alumni to the family – congratulations to all!

Alumni Leadership Committee (ALC) Vice President Celeste Zeng (NUS MBA '20, HKBU BBA ‘13) said on behalf of the Class of 2020:

"Graduation is not the end of a chapter, but the beginning of your new journey. I hope you embrace all the opportunities in this journey to try, to fail, and to get the most out of it."

ALC President Mohammad Nurun Nobi (HKPU MSEM '16) spoke fondly of the many benefits of being an active member of the HFAA family. In particular, he shared the benefits of mentorship afforded to him through the HF network.

Many alumni and Hinrich Foundation team members also participated, which saw people joining from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.

The HFAA looks forward to welcoming our current scholars into the HFAA next year, continuing the tradition of celebrating milestones on their Global Trade Leader journeys.