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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. His work is driven by the belief that sustainable and mutually beneficial global trade can bring stability in international relations and growth.

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

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