Froland Magallanes Tajale
HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPHong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong SAR
MSc in Entrepreneurship & Global Marketing, Class of 2020
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTResearch Manager
IT & Business Process Association, Philippines
“The Hinrich scholarship has created many learning opportunities and equipped me to strategically approach real-world challenges.”
Froland has more than a decade of professional experience working with domestic and international organizations based in the Philippines. He is currently the Research Manager at the IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines, a trade body and advocacy group dedicated to advancing policy, talent, country branding and innovation within this critical sector.
Previously, Froland was deeply involved in efforts to enhance the business environment and stimulate growth across key economic sectors in the Philippines. He’s held various roles including Senior Manager for Market Research and Economic Advisory at Tan, Frankum and Associates, as well as Advocacy and Research Specialist for the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.
He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Xavier University in the Philippines and, as a Hinrich Scholar, earned his Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Global Marketing from Hong Kong Baptist University and Grenoble Ecole de Management in France in 2020.
I have always regarded myself as a forever scholar of life. My passion towards personal development is fueled by my provincial roots and everything that comes along with growing up in a less-than-affluent household.
I’ve found that having the right mindset is essential to thriving in any personal or professional endeavor. Success starts with the self — it’s important to base your decisions on facts, but be sure to look inward and listen to your instincts as well.
My experiences have shown me that macro- and micro-economic sustainability is achievable through the collective efforts of both the government and the people of a nation. Working for the Hinrich Foundation, I’m thankful to have the opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on global trade.