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Merle Hinrich

Merle A Hinrich

Founder and Chairman, Hinrich Foundation

Merle A. Hinrich has dedicated his 60-year career to promoting global trade, as the Founder and Executive Chairman of Global Sources, and as the Chairman of the Hinrich Foundation, driven by the belief that global trade can help break down barriers between nations and drive economic growth.

In 1965, Mr. Hinrich obtained a Graduate degree in International Trade at Thunderbird School of Global Management. The University of Nebraska awarded Mr. Hinrich an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in 1996 and the Thunderbird School of Global Management awarded him an honorary degree of Doctor of International Law in 2010.

In 2015, Hong Kong Baptist University awarded him an Honorary University Fellowship and in 2018, he received the Beta Gamma Sigma Entrepreneurial Achievement Award.