HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPHong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong SAR
Master of Arts in International Journalism Studies, Class of 2021
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTBranding and Communications Officer
iOPEX Technologies, Philippines
“With the tutelage from one of the best journalism schools in Asia, I will be equipped with skills and knowledge to become a successful journalist and global trade leader.”
Edrian is a seasoned professional in the broadcast media industry with over 10 years of experience. Currently, he is a Branding and Communications Officer at iOPEX Technologies in the Philippines, where he is responsible for ensuring all internal and external communications are aligned with the company's brand.
Before joining iOPEX, Edrian was a Writer/Producer at CNN Philippines, where he wrote copy and scripts for various projects, produced and directed shoots for specific brands, and edited materials offline. He also worked for GMA Network Inc in various positions and served as an Assistant Production Manager at Culion Movies. In addition, he worked as a freelancer at film.
Edrian earned his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication from the University of Eastern Philippines and completed his Master of Arts in International Journalism Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University through the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship Program in 2021.
Working in the broadcasting industry has made me realize the impact of media to people’s lives. As a writer and producer, I feel more connected to where I live and the people around me with my deep knowledge of the city’s intricacies.
To be given Hinrich Global Trade Leaders scholarship to pursue Master’s degree in International Journalism Studies in Hong Kong Baptist University - one of the best schools in Asia – is a great opportunity to further my knowledge in journalism and discover a deeper and wider sense of journalistic practice, not only in the Philippines but in Asia.
I aspire to become an influence of factual communication, and be an enabler of good journalism practices. With Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Scholarship and its community, I will be equipped with skills and experiences that will help me prepare in becoming a global trade leader. This will also widen my network and opportunity in sharing cultures and best practices internationally.